Partnership Program
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Open Space Partnership Program

Local businesses, schools, youth and recreation organizations are currently committed to helping us care for our open space and trails. Your organization can partner with us too.

Celebrating 10 Years

In 2018, the department celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Partnership Program! The interactive timeline highlights some of the major milestones from the past 10 years.

Partner With Us

  1. It’s Rewarding: We provide satisfying team-building projects that positively impact the community and the environment
  2. It’s Fun: Projects are educational and offer opportunities for employee bonding and morale enhancement
  3. It’s Easy: All tools, materials, supervision and guidance are provided


  • Commit to at least one volunteer project each year
  • Each project is 4-6 hours
  • Bring 8 or more volunteers
  • Have fun while giving back to the community and environment

Get Started

The first step in becoming a partner is to sign up for a custom project.

Request A Custom Project

Types Of Projects

Trail Maintenance

Trail Maintenance
Restore grade-dips, clean out water diversion structures, resurface the trail tread, and make other general trail improvements. Available April-October.

Seed Collection

Seed Collecting
Enjoy the peace of open space while collecting native seeds.

Forest Restoration

Forest Restoration
Restore unhealthy forests, enhance aspen stands, and reduce the risk of wildfire by thinning small trees and building slash piles. Available year-round.

Weed Wrangling

Weed Wrangling
Help fight noxious weeds. Your efforts will restore and protect vital wetlands, forests, and meadows. Available year-round.

Ways We Thank Our Partners

Our partners do so much to help us care for our open space and trails. These are just some of the ways we thank our partners.

  • Sign acknowledging participation at the cared-for area
  • Large, framed landscape photograph
  • Acknowledgments on Facebook and Twitter
  • Mention in quarterly Images magazine
  • Annual Partnership Appreciation Event
  • Eligibility for the Partnership Award

Partnership Award

The award is given at the annual Land Conservation Awards and recognizes an outstanding Alpine Partner.

  • 2017: Defenders of Wildlife for their stewardship of many county properties
  • 2016: Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures for their stewardship of the Canyon Link trail at Betasso Preserve and so many other county trails
  • 2015: CU – Program for Writing and Rhetoric for their stewardship of many county properties
  • 2014: Redstone Cyclery for their stewardship of Hall Ranch and Heil Valley Ranch
  • 2013: Level 3 for their stewardship of Heil Valley Ranch and many other county-owned properties
  • 2012: Colorado Geocachers for their stewardship of many county-owned properties
  • 2011: Amgen for their stewardship of Pella Crossing
  • 2010: Smartwool for their stewardship of Betasso Preserve
  • 2009: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance for their many years of trail building and maintenance

Thanks BATCO!

Thank you to Boulder Area Trails Coalition, an Alpine Partner, for their generous financial donation toward infrastructure improvements on Heil 2 and their significant contribution toward the trail improvements at Lagerman Agricultural Preserve.

Current Partners

Thanks to our current partners for their commitment to preserving, maintaining and improving open space.

Alpine Partners

Alpine Partners perform construction and maintenance work on trails or participate in stewardship projects on our properties at least twice a year.

  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition (BATCO)
  • Boulder County Horse Association (BCHA)
  • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA)
  • Boulder Trail Runners (BTR)
  • CA Technologies
  • CenturyLink
  • Corden Pharma
  • Crocs
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Dell / EMC2
  • Elion Labs
  • Geocachers
  • Google
  • NetApp/Solidfire
  • New Vista High School
  • Popsockets
  • Qualcomm
  • Redstone Cyclery
  • Rosemount DP Flow
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures
  • Southern Sun
  • Ultrarunners
  • University of Colorado Boulder – Program for Writing & Rhetoric
  • vAuto Stockwave
  • Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • Zeal Optics

Foothills Partners

Foothills Partners volunteer for weeds, forestry, seed collection, trails, wildlife or facilities projects on trails and properties at least once a year.

  • ABT Associates
  • Alexander Dawson
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Boulder Climbing Community (Castle Rock area)
  • Boulder Country Day School
  • Boy Scouts of Boulder County
  • Community United Church of Christ
  • E Source
  • Emerson Micro Motion
  • Epsilon
  • Foothills United Way
  • Hygiene Community Association
  • Mapleton School District – Global Leadership Academy
  • miRagen Therapeutics
  • Nederland Area Trails Organization
  • NEO Tech
  • Olde Columbine High School
  • Oracle
  • Recurly
  • Sphero
  • Tetratech
  • Uber
  • University of Colorado Boulder – MBA Program
  • VOLTAGE Advertising and Design
  • WILD Foundation

Prairie Partners

Prairie Partners contribute cash or “in-kind” items or help to recruit volunteers.

  • Altona Middle School
  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition
  • Boulder County Audubon Society
  • Boulder County Nature Association
  • Calwood
  • Celestial Seasonings
  • Chocolove
  • City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Colorado State University
  • Community Food Share
  • Environment for the Americas
  • Goats Galore 4-H Club
  • Good Day Chocolates
  • Humane Society of the U.S.
  • Justin’s Peanut Butter
  • Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Longmont Astronomical Society
  • Prairie Dog Coalition
  • Roarie Bummler’s Homeschool Group
  • The Longmont Kiwanis Club
  • Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center


Read about all the great work our partners did last year in the Partnership Program Accomplishments.


Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Karen Imbierowicz