Land Conservation vs Development: What Will Be Our Legacy?



Land Conservation vs Development: What Will Be Our Legacy?

Event date: October 18

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The Sebastian – Vail | Vail

The conversation debating conservation versus development is constant…and has been for centuries. The line between “progress” and “preservation” is a fine one, sometimes creating Hatfield and McCoys out of customarily amenable folks. In Eagle County, the discussions are cordial but ongoing, and the decisions as to what will be the lasting legacies in our valley are far-reaching.

In this special edition of the Vail Symposium’s Community Conversations, join several community leaders and stakeholders in conversing about key points on the conservation vs. development discussion. Questions such as, “How can we meld the anticipated growth (the county’s population is expected to double in 35 years) with conservation?” “What do we want this county to look like 50 years from now? How about 200 years from now?” and squaring development with the fact that two percent of all land in Eagle County has some form of permanent protection will be discussed. Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your questions and your open minds.

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