Gold Camp Road easement aids county

       Area resident J. Thomas Stoen recently granted El Paso County a conservation easement to his 58 acres near Gold Camp Road.
       The property, between Colorado Springs' Bear Creek Canyon Park and the Pike National Forest, is valuable because of its variety of trees, views and rock formations, according to Ann Ervin, county public information officer.
       Conservation easements allow the owner to retain ownership, while giving the county the right to use the land for open space.

From a press release