Glassier Steering Committee takes up agriculture

BASALT –Agricultural use of the Glassier Open Space will be the focus when the GlassierSteering Committee reconvenes on Wednesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m. at BasaltTown Hall.


Anyone interestedin the management plan being drafted for this midvalley open space property iswelcome at any or all of the Steering Committee’s meetings. The committee hasmet twice since it was formed in February; an organizational meeting held inlate February was followed by a March site visit to the open space. Wednesday’smeeting will be the first time the group delves into the specifics of whatcould take place on the property.


Pitkin CountyOpen Space and Trails is leading the management plan effort. The plan willaddress recreational and agricultural opportunities on the property, wildlifeprotections, parking and other issues.


Glassier OpenSpace, located off Hooks Spur Road in Emma, consists of about 282 acres reachingfrom the Roaring Fork River up to roughly 8,000 feet on the slopes of the Crownand includes about 140 irrigated acres. The property represents two separateacquisitions involving multiple partners – Pitkin and Eagle counties, GreatOutdoors Colorado, the Town of Basalt and the Mid Valley Trails Committee.

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014