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

Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Open Space Element Update

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

Heil Valley Ranch 2

The planning process to determine the best management strategies for the Heil Valley Ranch 2 property has begun.

Cultural Resources Management Policy

A draft policy is being created by staff.

Grassland & Shrubland Management Policy

The policy will provide comprehensive guidance for the management of grasslands and shrublands on properties owned by Boulder County.

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.

Platt Rogers / Reynolds Ranch Management Plan

These properties are located in upper Boulder Canyon and near Magnolia Road. Scoping for this plan will continue in 2015. We continue to work with USFS to develop an approach for trail system and management planning in the Reynolds Ranch area.

Rabbit Mountain Open Space Management Plan

Staff are reviewing the initial public comments and drafting the updated management plan. The draft will be available for public review in 2015.

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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