What is a “conservation easement”? (from AVLT)
A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or qualified government agency that permanently limits certain high-impact uses and development, while allowing for uses consistent with your conservation goals, such as farming and ranching. Land placed under a conservation easement is still managed and owned by you; you can continue working your land. A conservation easement with AVLT does not grant public access nor any authority to any government agency. It is recorded in the county records and becomes a permanent part of the title to the land, acknowledged by all future owners of the land. It is an important planning tool for the future. Easements are about access, not necessarily ownership!
Most of the Adjoining Properties are Rural Residential (in blue). Based on Zoning alone. Not compatible.
Rural Residential (RR) (Blue). The purpose of the Rural Residential (RR) zone district is to serve as a transition area between the denser development found in towns, community centers and rural centers and the lower densities found in the County's agricultural and resource areas. This is accomplished by permitting development of single-family dwelling units on lots of two (2) acres or more.
Agricultural -Residential (Beige) - Agricultural Residential (AR). The purpose of the Agricultural Residential (AR) zone district is to maintain the rural character of outlying areas of Eagle County, while allowing for compatible low density residential development. This is accomplished by permitting development of single-family dwelling units on relatively larger lots of ten (10) acres or more, or by encouraging clustered development on smaller lots within those portions of a property that do not contain environmental resources or natural hazard areas and by maintaining the remainder of the property as common open space or agricultural land.
Planned Unit Development (Pink) - The purpose of the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zone district is to permit variations from the strict application of the standards of the County's other zone districts in order to allow flexibility for landowners to creatively plan for the overall development of their land and thereby, to achieve a more desirable environment than would be possible through the strict application of the minimum standards of these Land Use Regulations.