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Research on Open Space

Research on Open Space

Research projects and inventories help us monitor management practices, improve resources and park visitor experiences.

Research Permits

A permit is required to conduct research activities or to collect any biological resource elements from open space.

Research Permit Application

After completing the application, a more detailed research proposal may be requested.

Drone Permits

If you are interested in using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, please see the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policy.

Interagency Research

Did you know that City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) also fund research? To discuss the possibilities of a shared research project, please visit Interagency Research Proposals.

Small Grants Program

Sorry, we are no longer accepting small grant proposals for 2020.

The deadline was Jan. 13.

Research Reports

More than 110 research projects have been completed since 2000. Below you will find final reports from the Small Grants Program as well as other scientific papers, studies and staff reports.

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Mac Kobza
303-678-6203