Size: 257 acres
Location: Colfax County
Eco-Region: Grassland parks and volcanic mid-elevation forest (open meadows, wetlands and Ponderosa forest)
Conservation Values: Scenic Open Space, Wildlife Habitat, Cultural and Historic
Type of Project: Donated Conservation Easement
Date Completed: December 2020
Situated in the breathtaking green mountain valley near Angel Fire in northern New Mexico, this choice 257-acre property includes a meandering riparian corridor along Little Coyote Creek, a cold-water tributary of the Mora River, and intact high-elevation forests with stunning views of the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With its proximity to the Angel Fire ski resort area, this highly buildable property would have been a strong candidate for residential/recreational development. The property has significant water rights and provides habitat for a full suite of Southern Rocky Mountain fauna, including elk, mule deer, black bear, red fox and others. The conservation easement across the entire property was completed in early December 2020. NMLC thanks the landowner, Bosque Redondo Development Corporation, for donating this easement and protecting this property in perpetuity.