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Emma open space

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails protects more than 20,000 acres of public land in the Roaring Fork Valley. These properties are used for recreation, to protect wildlife and for agriculture. The open space program leases out some of its properties to local farmers and ranchers. Two Roots Farm is the newest lessee at Emma Open Space.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

The Mather House on Emma Open Space needs major repairs, and the funding is in sight after a long wait.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Pitkin County’s open spaces are increasingly being used for more than recreation, as agriculture is taking root on public lands.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Pitkin County is looking for input on how to manage a historic property near Basalt.