Surveys, water rights and conservation

It’s been a busy news week in the ranching world.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the four corners area is mis-marked:

“According to readings by the National Geodetic Survey, the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles west of where it should be.”

Ken Mirr, owner and ranch broker for Mirr Ranch Group, says this points to the inaccuracies in land surveying, how difficult surveying actually is, and how important it is to have an accurate survey performed on your property.

In other news, Chaffee County is debating on whether the county will permit Nestle to tap in to one of their aquifiers for it’s Arrowhead bottled water label. Nestle claims the impact on the environment would be minimal and some residents feel the business would help the local economy. However, many residents are skeptical.

And state budget cuts are being considered by the Colorado Joint Budget Committee this week. On the table is the conservation easement tax credit program. Read more on the proposed budget, and visit the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts website to find out why this program should remain instated.

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