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Devil's Backbone Management Plan Updates

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.

Devil's Backbone Management Plan Update Introduction

Draft Management Plan

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.

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