Project Description

To support conservation of Hannratty Farms, as a part of the Gates Family Foundation’s Southeast Colorado Focus Landscape initiative.

Located in eastern Pueblo County’s prime vegetable production area, the three parcels of farmland include ownership of 185 shares of the Bessemer Ditch Company that will be encumbered through the conservation easement. Recognizing the importance of alternative transfer mechanisms as a tool for alleviating Colorado’s water supply gap, temporary use of water rights will be allowed in the easement, such as temporary municipal leases.

Amount $275,000
Year Awarded 2018
Support Type Strategic Grant
Strategic Priorities

Natural Resources > Landscape Conservation

Pool of Funds

Southeast Colorado Focus Landscape

Areas Served

Pueblo > Avondale

Website http://www.palmerlandtrust.org
Term 12 months
Payment Schedule
2018$275,000