During the same amount of time, 90,000 acres were developed, according to a new report from the Colorado Conservation Trust. A slew of state, city and private organizations deserve a lot of credit for working to make this happen.
The Colorado Springs area is certainly part of this trend. City council is expected to approve purchase of Cheyenne Mountain Tuesday. Meanwhile, the city TOPS tax has been used to buy over 4,000 acres, with more on the way.