Currently, Patagonia Sur keeps 20 sheep within the boundaries of Lago Espolón to support the health of several large open pastures.
Patagonia Sur’s mission is to preserve the wilderness and ecosystems within the property. Lago Espolón is home to numerous species of flora and fauna and also has expansive river and lake-front views.
In order to help with the conservation of these incredible features, Patagonia Sur has created a unique opportunity to preserve the land that you purchase in Chile. After their inception, Patagonia Sur helped form a non-governmental organization known as the Fundación de Conservación Tierra Austral. This NGO acts as a land trust to guide multiple private entities, including any future owners of Lago Espolón, if they decide they would like to place a “Servidumbre Voluntaria” (a Chilean version of a conservation easement) on the property.
Futaleufú National Reserve
The Futaleufú National Reserve is thirty minutes from the Lago Espolón property. It is over 28,000 acres and was originally created to protect the flora such as the South Andean Deer (“huemul”). Multiple tree species exist on the reserve including Chilean Cedar and a variety of Southern Beech species. Numerous endangered species such as the South Andean Deer, chinchillas (“vizcacha”), mountain lion, and Andean Condor thrive on the reserve. Due to the precipitation in the area, all of the forests are lush and green throughout the year. There are numerous trails for trekking and horseback riding and the rivers and lakes within its confines afford kayaking, fishing, and rafting opportunities.