Jessie and Beeman Casto married in 1952 and worked the land together on the on the property where Beeman grew up. The Castos didn’t want to see the place that Beeman’s ancestors homesteaded in the 1890s ever developed. In 2015 they worked with Mesa Land Trust to place a permanent conservation easement on the land, helping assure that their grandchildren and great-grandchildren can keep ranching, deer and elk winter range remains intact, and the vistas of Unaweep Canyon and the habitat along West Creek would never be developed. We hope you enjoy their story! If you would like to support our work and help Mesa Land Trust raise an additional $35,000 for our 35th anniversary, click here.