Management Plans & Policies

Planning documents outline appropriate uses of open space and guide natural resource management. Updates are done as new research, land acquisitions, or management needs arise.

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Current Planning Projects

Cropland Policy

Commissioners have directed staff to develop a plan for transitioning county-owned agricultural land away from growing genetically engineered crops.

South St. Vrain Creek / Hall Meadows Restoration

Planning has begun for post-flood restoration along the South St. Vrain Creek and Hall Meadows area.

St. Vrain Creek Restoration - US 36 to Airport Rd

Post-flood restoration work is underway along the St. Vrain Creek between US 36 and Airport Road.

Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Open Space Element Update

The Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Plan is currently being updated.

Lower Boulder Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project

The project is a joint endeavor with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District to restore an approximately one-mile reach of Lower Boulder Creek located between N 109th Street and Kenosha Road on the county's Alexander Dawson open space property.

Regional Mountain Trails

The goal of the Regional Mountain Trails Master Plan is to connect communities and recreation areas in the mountains and foothills to regional trails in the plains. The plan will emphasize linking existing trails and trail systems.

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