Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

  • Locations: News Published

    OST solicits public opinions on Penny

    Legend has it, somewhere south of Carbondale, there exists a non-commercial hot spring, free and accessible at all hours except when the river swallows it in spring. Tenacious soakers then rearrange the stones to balance scalding hot water with the cold river to make comfortable pools. It’s no secret that… read more →

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    Redstone Park renovation poised to start

    After a nearly two-year planning process, Redstone Park is set for an extensive renovation and restoration project. The work, budgeted at some $536,000, is scheduled to begin on June 1.

    The park lies between the Crystal River and Redstone Boulevard and is popular with both residents and visitors. It is… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Planta flores y no cortes los dientes de león

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Tras 28 años de practicar la apicultura, los movimientos de Ed Colby alrededor de sus colmenas son constantes y tranquilos. En lugar de un traje completo de apicultor, lleva unos jeans, una camisa de manga corta y un velo para protegerse la cara. El zumbido constante… read more →

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    Sinking roots in stewardship

    The sole function of land — its ecosystems and all life therein — is to perpetuate itself. Plants or creatures at every (in)conceivable scale feast upon one another, building soil, circulating water, and distributing byproducts — infinitely. Land is nourishment; it’s that simple.
    A simple concept, but easy to… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A closer look at Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

    “If you want to walk in the grocery store and buy something that was grown locally, that tastes good, then you’ve got to invest resources in protecting the land base.”
    This is the vision and mission of Acquisition and Special Projects Director Dale Will, with Pitkin County Open Space… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Lease appeal dismissed by Pitkin County Manager

    At the end of January, a competitive lease application process for Pitkin County-owned agricultural land at the Glassier Open Space property in Basalt selected its winner, the Marigold Livestock Co.
    On Feb. 1, 2021, José Miranda, one of the other applicants and founder of Rocking TT Bar, filed a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Conserved ranch looks to future

    At the end of 2020, a conservation easement that had been in negotiation for more than five years came to fruition. Sunfire Ranch, over 1,200 acres near the confluence of the Crystal River and Thompson Creek, sold a $10M conservation easement to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (PCOST). Support… read more →