The Board of County Commissioners entered into a due diligence agreement with Craddock-Walden Investments, LLC to grant a conservation easement for 73.188 acres of undeveloped land located near Interstate 25 and State Highway 16 in southern El Paso County.

The conservation easement will preserve the land for outdoor recreation and open space, while maintaining a relatively natural habitat for fish, wildlife and plants.

The property includes one mile of the Fountain Creek Regional Trail, already managed by El Paso County.