Did you know?......Money from an individual retirement account (IRA) can be donated to charity. What’s more, if you've reached the age where you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to charity. Please donate  and/or volunteer today.

County's current land use regulations are a patchwork in many places

"Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney noted that the regulations need to take into account the differences in the county between the Eagle River Valley and Roaring Fork Valley." KMOHR will be looking for opportunities to monitor and/or participate in this process. Contact if you are interested in volunteering.

Fencing with Wildlife in Mind

Read Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Article on Fencing

If you have barbed wire on your property that isn't being used, 

please safely remove that fencing.

Our wildlife could be injured on it!

Curious about the upcoming paving project on Upper Cattle Creek Rd.?

So were we! So we asked for records describing the plans for paving/re-paving Upper Cattle Creek Road up to and including Missouri Heights. Up to Basalt Mtn. Rd. Include whether or not they plan to pave existing dirt sections and whether the shoulder will be expanded for bike use. Timeframe if known.  

See attached exhibit to the 2023 agreement between Eagle County and Frontier Paving that describes the milling and overlay services to be performed on Upper Cattle Creek Road. Eagle County has no other documents responsive to this request.  The Director of Road and Bridge has indicated that the project may start on or about September 26th. 

Read about how one of our Keep Missouri Heights Rural neighbors conserved her property and now has the peace of mind that the property will be preserved for the wildlife and birds.

Jan 10 2023.mp4

The Elk have returned to Missouri Heights after nearly 20 years. This is THEIR backyard! 

Quote from John Martin (Garfield County Commissioner)…from an article about wildlife on the Garfield County website.


“There is overadvertising, overpromotion, overdevelopment of every place you have talked about,” said Martin. “Yes, it’s all nice, but we don’t have to go overboard as we have in reference to development and the promotion of getting everybody out there. Tone it down a little bit and the herds will be better off, and we won’t overuse it like up in the Maroon Bells. Overdevelopment and overpromotion is killing everything, so put down tourism as a form of predation for wildlife.”

Our Mission

To preserve the rural character, sustainability, safety and quality of life of Missouri Heights, an elevated desert with a fragile environment. 

Our purpose is to protect against unbridled and commercial development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire. 

Overall, we are opposed to measures that negatively impact the serene character and safety of the area and its wildlife habitats.  

As a grass roots organization, we will educate the public, advocate for the community and bring the neighborhood together.  

Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring. 

No positions in this organization are paid. All administrative functions are on a volunteer basis. Any funds raised go directly to the defense of our collective rural way of life.


Ascendigo is a well-respected, nonprofit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. The autistic children they provide services for, and their selfless staff deserve a place to call home. 

Unfortunately, their vision for Ascendigo Ranch in Missouri Heights was simply not compatible with the current zoning regulations and the limited natural resources in the area. 


We must stay stridently vigilant to identify new threats to our collective way of life and to preserve our rights. We will continue our efforts to KEEP MISSOURI HEIGHTS RURAL. To this end, we will watch for all new proposed development in the Missouri Heights areas of both Eagle and Garfield Counties, and we will respond appropriately and effectively. Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring.

Donations are needed and greatly appreciated.


The organization is continuing in operation with its purpose of protecting against unbridled development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire. 

KMOHR has been granted 501(c)3 status so that donations will be tax deductible. 

Even if you have not been an active supporter of KMOHR in the past, you may be a direct beneficiary of our efforts by

Please consider a financial investment in the effort to preserve our rural, residential community.  We will take any size donation.