ClearCreekLandConservancy

Consider Donating Your Colorado Tax Refund to CCLC

Have you heard that Colorado has a new program that allows you to donate your Colorado tax refund to a Colorado nonprofit? Starting with your tax filing in 2020 for tax year 2019 the program “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit” will allow you to donate all or a portion of…...

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Hiking on the Beaver Brook Trail

The Beaver Brook trail offers experienced hikers the chance to walk from the Mountain Front above Golden westward, deep within the Front Range foothills along the wooded south side of Clear Creek Canyon.  The trail is a minimum of 9 miles long and does not cross a road from its…...

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2019 Highlights

LAND CONSERVATION:  We had another successful stewardship season this year.  All of CCLC’s properties were visited by volunteers and staff.  Healthy vegetation, signs of wildlife, and moderate recreational use were observed and recorded. NEW PROJECTS:  CCLC is excited to be working on several projects with non-profits and private landowners to…...

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The Fire on Bald Mountain

September 20th marked the start of the Bald Mountain fire near the top of Clear Creek Canyon.  A total of 17 acres burned over the course of a day and a half.  The fire was entirely contained on a parcel of land owned by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS).  The property has a conservation…...

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Membership Hike

Ten CCLC members came along on the 2019 Members Hike in early June.  Mount Vernon Country Club graciously gave us permission to start at their picnic ground, and we crossed on their internal trails over to Bald Mountain, then out to Garnet Point, the high point on the south rim…...

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Highlights

LAND CONSERVATION:  We had another successful stewardship season this year.  All of CCLC’s properties were visited by volunteers and staff.  Healthy vegetation, signs of wildlife, and moderate recreational use were observed and recorded. NEW PROJECTS:  CCLC is excited to be working on several projects with non-profits and private landowners to…...

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Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon

Over the last few decades climbing on rock, and more scarily to this CCLC member, ice, has become a popular year-round activity in Clear Creek Canyon.  Thirty years ago, the Canyon was almost all private land with rock climbing and any other access strictly prohibited.  As Jefferson County Open Space…...

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New Beaver Brook Trail Map

Speaking of trails…have you seen the new Beaver Brook Trail Map that has been released by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)?  They’re available at the trailhead parking lot at Windy Saddle on Lookout Mountain (download at https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/14152/Beaver-Brook-map-brochure) or request one by mail from CCLC (send your mailing address to info@clearcreeklandconservancy.org).…...

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New Trails at the Mouth of Clear Creek Canyon

Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) is now designing the eastern most segment of the Peaks to Plains (P2P) trail and hopes to open this new 1.75-mile segment by the summer of 2020.  This 11-foot wide concrete trail will start where the City of Golden’s paved Clear Creek trail now ends,…...

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Clear Creek Land Conservancy Membership Hike

Twenty-four CCLC members, directors, and staff got together on August 12thfor the annual Members Hike and Picnic.  It was a beautiful Sunday, and we started early enough to (mostly) beat the heat.  We met at the Jefferson County Nature Center, then walked down to the Beaver Brook and continued west…...

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