Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has closed on a conservation easement on 108 acres on North Floyd Hill protecting this land in perpetuity. MALT led the way for the purchase of this meadow and forested area of land highly visible off I-70 on North Floyd Hill, located within Clear Creek County. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) managed the purchase transaction of the property with Clear Creek County contributing $300,000, Jefferson County contributing $200,000 and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) granting $545,000 towards the purchase price and due diligence.
The land was conveyed on March 17, 2017 to Clear Creek and Jefferson Counties and will be directly managed as public open space by Clear Creek County, with the Conservation Easement ensuring its permanent protection being held by MALT. This area will allow outdoor recreationists to conveniently access over 12,000 acres of public land from I-70 to reach miles of connected Peaks to Plains trails. MALT was also awarded a Connecting Youth Initiative grant from GOCO to fund guided hikes for kids in the Denver area.