Envision Chaffee County: A New Kind of Collaborative in Colorado

How a Community Planning Project Spawned a Forest Health Collaborative.

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Thanks to escalating real estate prices driven by newly arrived six-and seven-figure earners, many, if not most, of these properties are now valued above a million dollars. So, the Envision Forest Health collaborators are spending millions of public dollars to protect residences and vacation homes of some of the wealthiest property owners in the county (including a tax-exempt religious organization with annual revenue of more than $470 million, according to its 2021 tax filing)