Why did the Teller County government buy Catamount Ranch in the first place?

The primary intent was to protect the land. This goal was met by the Conservation Easement, which is a legal deed restriction. It protects the land in perpetuity and substantially restricts any present and future uses on the property to maintain prescribed conservation values.

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1. Are there other questions that you have regarding the Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area?
2. Is it about the protection of the land?
3. Where did the money come from to buy the property?
4. Why did the Teller County government buy Catamount Ranch in the first place?
5. Why is land being traded with The Catamount Institute?
6. Will there be general public access?