Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Hot Springs Creek, Reservoir & Everson Ranch

In line with our land conservation mission and thanks to your generous contributions, one project that was undertaken after buying the ranch was the construction of a reservoir. There were dreams of using the water stored in the reservoir to irrigate a field using a circular pivot. The reservoir construction was costly and we learned from some mistakes. Now there is a nice reservoir that is part of a fish habitat project that we have with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The birds and fish are flourishing and these partners are enthusiastic about the success. The project successfully protects the whole cycle of the hot springs waters from recreation to power generation to natural areas to working farm and ranch.

Last modified on Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:23

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.