The Poudre Canyon Land Exchange on the Roosevelt National Forest was completed in November 2010. The Forest Service acquired a major portion of an inholding located within the Congressionally-designated Cache la Poudre Wild and Scenic River and National Scenic Byway corridor. This acquisition provides another public access point to the Cache la Poudre River, which is a heavily used recreation area with few accessible locations for the public, and consolidates National Forest land within an area of the river corridor where few private inholdings exist.
WLG’s client, Trails End Ranch, acquired three Federal parcels located adjacent to and intermixed with private lands in the Cherokee Park area. Conveyance of the parcels facilitated consolidation in a predominantly “checkerboard” landownership pattern, simplified boundaries, and reduced administrative issues arising from the management of National Forest lands adjacent to private lands.