Swapping Land For Safekeeping

A deal with the Bureau of Land Management could shield 3,000 acres of mountain land in Colorado's Boulder County, from development.

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August 31, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Residents of the community of Ward, Colorado worried that the US Bureau of Land Management would eventually sell its hodgepodge of holdings in Boulder County to developers. So the town worked for nearly 20 years to get an agreement to keep the land free from condos and hotels.

Thanks to Dan Tasman

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