Central Colorado Conservancy has purchased 110 acres along the Upper Arkansas River as a third phase of the the Arkansas River Community Preserve (ARC Preserve). The ARC Preserve includes the Shawn Andrick Memorial Preserve, and with this new acquisition, now totals 271 acres with over two miles of Arkansas River frontage.
The conservation easement is held by COL, and a public access easement is held and will be managed by Lake County. Public access for activities such as hiking and fishing will be available once a management plan is approved that will balance recreational uses with wildlife habitat protection. Photo courtesy of Central Colorado Conservancy