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Palmer Accepts Stewardship Covenant on Fremont County Ranch

Palmer Land Trust has entered into a unique and exciting agreement with Security Water and Sanitation District to ensure a thoughtful approach to the dry-up of a 200-acre ranch in Fremont County. The CB Ranch is located 15 miles east of Salida in Coaldale along the Arkansas River on Highway 50. The ranch was purchased by Security who will utilize the water rights from the ranch to support their growing community. Through this agreement, Palmer and Security will work together to ensure positive outcomes for the revegetation of the property. The Coaldale Alliance, a community-driven nonprofit comprised of nearly 100 individuals were the driving force behind this effort, and Palmer is honored to have the opportunity to work with this committed community now and into the future. 

“This is a very exciting next step for our community to welcome Palmer Land Trust as a partner,” stated Janet Engel, board member of the Coaldale Alliance. “They have the in-house expertise to not only manage the monitoring of the ranch but also to guide the project forward.”

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project later in 2020!