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Devil's Backbone Management Plan Updates

Management Plan Update Public Meeting

Give your feedback and have your questions about the draft plan answered at the upcoming public meeting.

December 4, 2014
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Gertrude Scott Room
Loveland Public Library
300 N. Adams Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Larimer County Natural Resources is updating the management plan for Devil's Backbone Open Space in order to guide future management and operations at the property. The current plan was adopted in 2004. Since that time there has been a significant increase in visitation that warrants changing daily operations and management. Proposals include a new trail and expansion of the existing trailhead to help accommodate increased recreation demand while protecting natural and cultural resources.

This update aims to address:

  • Visitor capacity at the site
  • Resource management and stewardship of the site
  • Education and interpretation at the site

The draft management plan and it's associated figures are available below. Please review these documents and provide your feedback by using the feedback links on the page. The first link (green button) goes to a short survey of questions related to proposed changes in the plan. The second goes to a general feedback form where you can offer open ended comments and suggestions about the Draft Management Plan. The second link will work for people who have already given their feedback using the form already. The public comment period for the draft plan will end on December 12.

Devil's Backbone Management Plan Update Introduction

Draft Management Plan

Management Plan Feedback

If you have given feedback through this link previously, please submit your general feedback here. Our system will only accept one response per user.

Plan Process

The process to update the management plan began in February of 2014 and will continue through February of 2015, when the final plan will be adopted, and implementation will begin.

Public Involvement

We want to hear from you throughout this process! If you'd like to receive updates on the project and offer feedback on recommendations sign up to receive email updates below. The best way to give feedback is to attend the open houses associated with the process.

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