Program History & Overview

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The Open Space Program is funded by a dedicated 1.5 mill levy tax on property which the residents of Eagle County approved through a ballot question in November of 2002. The Open Space Resolution established the program in 2003. The mill levy was reauthorized in 2018 and is scheduled to sunset in 2040.

Lands purchased through the Open Space Program must be located within Eagle County and may be used for passive recreation. Not all criteria items will be applicable to every review.

Since 2002, the Eagle County Open Space program has helped conserve over 15,000 acres of land in Eagle County through fee-title acquisitions, Conservation Easements, and the funding of Conservation Easement transaction costs.
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