33 St. Andrews Circle
Natural Spring Destruction and Possible Wetland
Violations and Destruction by Developers
Skyland Subdivision, Crested Butte, Colorado
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Natural Spring at 33 St. Andrews Circle
Skyland subdivision, Crested Butte, Colorado
This spring runs continuously throughout the year on the coldest days in
January and on the driest days in September. There are Federally protected
wetlands directly north that may have been violated by Skyland Drive and lot
development. Note white stake marking spring in following pictures.
Wetlands 50 ft
33 St. Andrews Circle Spring Looking North.
Note the white stake is the headwater of the spring and the stream it
generates flowing into the slate river.
Proposed development 12
Spring generating a stream flowing into slate river
Spring Marker at 33 St. Andrews Circle
Looking north this photo clearly shows the road separating the remaining
wetlands from the existing natural spring marked with white stake at 33 St.
Best View of Remaining Wetlands
33 St. Andrews Circle is 50ft south of this sign. I watch red-tailed hawks
and foxes hunt this remaining piece daily. Crested Butte mountain with
ski resort on backside is in background.
Proposed construction of 12 unit condo complex
on destroyed wetlands 100 ft this way
Destroyed wetlands filled in by developer
Here is where the original developer, Gallagher, filled in the wetlands that were
separated by the road construction. It is the land where he and his partner Geist now
want to build 12 units. This “Construction/Destruction” will destroy the natural spring
on 33 St. Andrews circle and devastate the remaining wetlands on in this area.
Some remaining old
Clear signs of filled in land that once was
part of wetlands across road
Investigation and Restoration Request
Saturday, June 15, 2013
1. Investigation of the legality of the original wetlands
destruction by the building of Skyland Drive.
2. Investigation of the legality of continued wetlands destruction
on the southwest side of Skyland Drive by the development in
3. Investigation of developer on the “fill In” of wetlands cut off by
the construction of Skyland Drive.
4. Restoration of wetlands instead of the proposed 12 unit condo
development. The restored wetlands should have irrigation
tunnels under Skyland Drive to connect them to the original