Pueblo Open Spaces

Keep Pueblo Beautiful (KPB) is responsible for preserving and protecting the conservation values of several properties throughout Pueblo County through a Deed of Conservation Easement, which is filed with the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder. 

 

The goal of this program is to establish Conservation Easements on properties to maintain the land "in a natural, scenic or open condition, or for wildlife habitat, or for agricultural … or other use or condition consistent with the protection of open land having wholesome environmental quality or life-sustaining ecological diversity (C.R.S. § 38-30.5-101, et seq)." KPB responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • The right to preserve and protect the Conservation Values of the Property in perpetuity.
  • The right to enter upon the Property at reasonable times in order to monitor compliance with and otherwise enforce the terms of the Conservation Easement.
  • The right to prevent any activity on or use of the Property that is inconsistent with the purpose of the Easement and to require restoration of the Property that is materially damaged.

 

Currently, KPB manages eight conservation easements protecting over 4,197 acres from being developed.  The following is a break down of the different easements:

  1. Eagle Ranch Conservation Easement - 1,876 acres along St. Charles  River, south of Pueblo and west of I-25
  2. Twin Buttes Estates Conservation Easement - 1,133 acres of upland prairie, pinion / juniper vegetation, with one hundred foot drops into the North Fork of the St. Charles River canyon which is located approximately twenty miles southwest of Pueblo, towards Beulah south of State Highway 78.
  3. Big Hill Conservation Easement - 32 acres of upland prairie located at the   highest point with the Pueblo City limits.
  4. Mountain View Estates Conservation Easements - 494 acres of upland prairie, and the Turkey Creek, located west of Pueblo (at the west edge of Pueblo West) and south of US Highway 50.
  5. Scenic Conservation Easement (Jackson Property near Beulah) - over 300 acres of mountain land near Signal Mountain located near Beulah.
  6. Cedarwood View Estates Conservation Easement - 158 acres of upland prairie land south of Pueblo and east of I-25.
  7. Riverview Mesa Estates Conservation Easement - 25 acres of river bottom and riparian land with a large and small pond with the St. Charles River along the edge of the easement - primarily consisting of cottonwoods forest with pedestrian paths - and is located approximately ten miles east of Pueblo and north of US Highway 50 where the highway crosses the St. Charles River.
  8. "Colton Talton Trust" Conservation Easement - 180 acres of open meadows, river bottom, riparian and farm land along the Huerfano and Arkansas Rivers.  Located about twenty miles east of Pueblo on the north   side of US Highway 50 where the highway crosses the Huerfano River.
A waterwise garden in Pueblo