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Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

Fort Carson officials finalized plans for conservation easements on more than 7,000 acres of land bordering the Army post’s southern and southeastern boundaries. The final easement completes a nine-year process to development conservation easements on the 22,292 acres of land through the Army’s compatible use buffer program. The acquisition process was accomplished by The Nature… Continue Reading Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

Lawmakers OK conservation easement review

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Colorado lawmakers have approved a limited review of the state’s conservation easement program because of delays in resolving appeals that could result in foreclosures on hundreds of farms and ranches. The Legislative Audit Committee on Monday said it will consider whether to audit the state Department of Revenue later this year to find out if… Continue Reading Lawmakers OK conservation easement review

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Lawmakers mull conservation easement audit

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Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to conduct an audit of the state’s troubled conservation easement program following complaints of shoddy appraisals. The Legislative Audit Committee will consider the request when it meets today. Problems with appraisals has prompted the denial of $90 million in tax credits to 355 landowners. State Rep. Marsha Looper, a Republican… Continue Reading Lawmakers mull conservation easement audit

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