Monthly Archives: March 2014

BATCO / Regis Students Hike

BATCO and our liaison students with Regis University will be hiking the Mt Sanitas trails on Saturday March 29.  Photos to follow!

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City of Boulder Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) Meeting

OSBT Meetings are typically held on the second and, if necessary, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6 pm  

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Boulder County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) Meeting

POSAC meets on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room on the third floor of the County Courthouse in Boulder. The next meeting will be on May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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Chapman Drive reopens

Open Space and Mountain Parks reopens the entire length of Chapman Drive The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department has reopened all of Chapman Drive west of Boulder to hikers, bikers and equestrians. The road was reopened today after crews completed temporary flood restoration work on the roadway and its nearby trailhead along Boulder Canyon. While OSMP reopened the entire length of Chapman Drive to recreationists today, the road remains closed to vehicle traffic as the department works to reconstruct the roadway to its pre-flood condition. Bicyclists and equestrians accessing the road may find it difficult to traverse. With today’s opening of Chapman Drive, OSMP has now reopened about 99 percent of its flood-damaged system. Visit … Continue reading

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Eldora Mountain Resort Planning Process Needs YOU!

The Draft EIS for the Eldora Mountain Resort (EMR) has just been released. You can look for it at www.eldoraeis.com under Project Library. There is a 45-day comment period, which ends around April 14. There will be two open houses, one in Nederland on March 25 (Nederland Community Center, 5-8pm) and one in Boulder on March 26 (Boulder West Senior Center, 5-8pm). We might have expected them to expound on the need to protect things like narrowleaf moonworts and lesser panicled sedges, and to opine extensively on the need for new ski terrain. But their proposed actions will be detrimental to summer trail-based recreation. BATCO has repeatedly asked for: 1) improved — not reduced — access to the existing Jenny Creek Trail … Continue reading

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OSMP Grassland and Wetland Raptor Closures

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and Parks and Recreation departments will implement area closures beginning Saturday, March 15, to protect nesting osprey, burrowing owls, American bittern and northern harrier. No designated trails will be closed as part of this protective measure. The following properties near the Boulder Reservoir, located at 5565 N. 51st St, will be closed from March 15 through Sept. 10, for the protection of osprey, American bittern and northern harrier: Northwest corner of the Boulder Reservoir, east of 51st Street. The Boulder Aeromodeling facility will remain open with modified flight restrictions; Axelson (northwest of the reservoir, west of 51st Street; portions of this property will be closed); Windsurfer’s Point (southwest reservoir wetland … Continue reading

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OSMP Mt Sanitas Raptor Closures

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department today closed an area near Mount Sanitas to protect prairie falcons as they attempt to nest. OSMP will reopen the area if monitoring indicates that nesting has not occurred. No designated trails will be closed as part of this protective measure. Trespass violations can result in a summons with penalties up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. For detailed maps on the area OSMP closed today, go to osmp.org.

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OSMP Trail Reopenings

All muddy trail closures have been lifted. Muddy spots remain, prevent trail damage by going through not around mud. Please check www.osmp.org for more information.

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