Daphne Gervais, Legislative
Director for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR); Alice Horgan, Assistant
Director, Parks, Wildlife and Lands, DNR; and Bill De Virgie, Area 6 Wildlife
Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, introduced themselves to the committee.
Ms. Gervais provided an overview of the Crystal Creek Ranch Conservation
Easement property transaction proposal. Committee members received
a CDC staff write-up of the project included as Attachment A. Ms.
Horgan and Mr. De Vergie responded to questions regarding potential geothermal
development on the property. Ms. Horgan responded to questions regarding
how the price was determined for the easement, and approval of the expenditure
in the Long Bill. Mr. De Vergie responded to questions regarding
the property's occupants.