In November Legacy Land Trust Society and Mountain View County signed a conservation easement on a property known as the Campbell Gravel Pit located in the Eagle Hill Area.
This 160-acre parcel has a small reclaimed gravel pit on it and is considered an ESA-1 which means it has very high environmental significance.
Located between the Boreal and Parkland natural regions the Campbell property is an area of high biodiversity. A portion of the Little Red Deer River flows through it.
The property is primarily native vegetation including: mixed-wood forest, riparian vegetation, and river and shrub land.
Alongside sustainably managed cattle grazing, this conservation project will protect important natural lands and lands that provide key ecosystem goods and services in the Red Deer River Watershed such as water filtration and pollinator habitat.
We are thrilled about this agreement and look forward to monitoring and stewarding this property.
We send special thanks to Mountain View County Council and Staff for their efforts to conserve—in perpetuity—both environmental lands and agricultural lifestyle through agreements such as this conservation easement.
This is Legacy's second easement with the County.
View the video on the Jackson Lake Conservation Easement.