Ann Johnston – Protecting Crested Butte’s Spectacular Landscapes

Ann Johnston is Executive Director of the Crested Butte Land Trust (CBLT), a conservation organization that protects land in Crested Butte and Gunnison County, Colorado. Given the focused geographic area in which CBLT operates, Ann and her team… Read More

Spencer Williams – From River Guide to Water Innovator

Spencer Williams spent his summers as a river guide in Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Valley, and those experiences on the water led him to law school and into a career as a water rights attorney. He now works for Ponderosa… Read More

Erik Glenn – Saving Colorado, One Ranch at a Time

Erik Glenn is the Executive Director of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, a land conservation organization that has protected over 465,000 acres of working ranches throughout the state of Colorado. In this episode, Ed and Erik discuss… Read More

Turnkey Ranches

That’s turn-key, not turkey. Anyway, there’s a lot to be said for buying a ranch that is in great shape and can be enjoyed immediately without a lot of extra cost and backbreaking labor.  My new post on the… Read More

Bayou Salado – The History of South Park

Back in 1995, I was sent to Colorado with a number of my high school classmates for a leadership retreat that took place at a camp located just west of Buena Vista. Despite my obsession with camping, climbing,… Read More

A Quick Guide to Four 14ers

The folks over at Mountain Khakis just posted my newest blog, a quick overview of four recommended 14er hikes throughout Colorado. While I think some people’s obsession with 14ers and “peakbagging” can sometimes get a little out of… Read More

Centaur Meadows’ Rural Cluster

I just published a new post on the Mirr Ranch Group blog regarding the Centaur Meadows Ranch’s rural cluster plan.  As explained in the post, the rural cluster creates a win-win scenario for both conservationists and developers by… Read More

Halloween on Mt. Elbert

After a busy and productive week on the road that included three ranch tours and 750+ miles of driving, I decided to wrap up the trip with some much needed exercise and adventure. After finishing my last appointment… Read More

Ranch Market Continues to Strengthen

Follow the link below to read an interesting and positive article from today’s Wall Street Journal about the strengthening high-value ranch market: “The market for large ranches is on the rebound. The recession and droughts dampened demand for wide swaths… Read More

Cover Shot!

Thanks to lots of wildflowers, a few horses, and a beautiful sunrise, one of my shots of Promontory Ranch scored the cover of Open Fence’s fall edition.