News Release

Open Lands Advisory Board Meeting - August 22, 2013

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013


Kerri Rollins, Open Lands Program Manager, (970) 679-4577,

 The Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2013, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Loveland Municipal Building’s City Council Chambers, 500 E. 3rd Street in Loveland. At this month’s meeting the Board will hear updates regarding the Duck Lake Regional Trail, restoration projects at River Bluffs Open Space as well as an update for the department’s plans to address visitor capacity challenges at popular open spaces such as Horsetooth Mountain, Blue Sky and Devil’s Backbone.

Additionally, the board will undergo action on a final review of a potential trail easement purchase to further the development of the Poudre River Trail. This ¼ mile trail and construction easement crosses the Swets property (home of the Swetsville Zoo attraction) on the south side of Harmony Rd.  This easement is a critical connection for the trail’s completion, which has been a community vision for nearly four decades. This portion of the project connects future sections of trail into the town of Timnath’s recently built “Gateway Trailhead” on the north side of Harmony Rd.  Once complete the Poudre River Trail will provide a 44-mile paved route between Bellvue north of Fort Collins to Greeley’s Island Grove Park. 
Larimer County Natural Resources only works with willing landowners to further the conservation and recreation interests of the citizens who dedicated funds for the Open Lands program through the 1995 Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax. 

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