Boulder County is a trusted steward of public lands and manages them through its Comprehensive Plan, Open Space program, Forest Health initiative, Transportation and Land Use departments and other means.

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Agricultural Land on Open Space

The county owns approximately 25,000 acres of agricultural land and leases it to qualified operators. The Parks and Open Space Agricultural Resources Division oversees the land, manages the leases, and tracks rent and crop production.

Boulder County Comprehensive Plan

The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan was developed to respond to the widely accepted principle that the myriad of future land use decisions affecting the county’s lands should be made in a coordinated and responsible manner.