Conserved space for agriculture, wildlife, outdoor education, and recreation
Along a scenic stretch of the Colorado River, Bald Eagles nest and Mule Deer graze while on the other side of the river is the Town of Silt and the millions of vehicles that zip by on travel Interstate-70 each year. Once part of a massive planned subdivision, this land – is now protected as open space forever.
With your support, Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Silt saved 132 acres as a community and natural resource. Over a half mile of the Colorado River runs along the boundary of this property that encompasses significant riparian habitat and prime agricultural land.
With a backdrop of the Mamm Peaks, the Roan Plateau, the Grand Hogback, and its open meadows and scenic riverbanks, the property is a classic Colorado vista. Silt Preserve is open to the public, and thanks to our hard-working volunteers, hosts a trail with river access.
Silt River Preserve is now also home to Highwater Farm, a community-supported farm that provides sustainable agriculture to connect youth to agriculture and provides freshy, healthy food to Lift Up food pantries and soup kitchens in Garfield County.
Highwater Farm will employ high-school students, who will have the opportunity to learn how to grow vegetables and gain a better understanding of the food system, while learning valuable job and communication skills.
Support Highwater Farm
Highwater Farm is in the process of becoming an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization, but you can still make a tax-deductible charitable donation to the farm through Aspen Valley Land Trust.
Aspen Valley Land Trust is dedicated to protecting land forever in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. For more than 50 years, AVLT has been a trusted community-supported conservation partner helping to ensure the natural and community health of our region.