Monthly Archives: February 2015

Trail Crew Leaders Wanted

Do you ride, hike or run on Boulder County’s multi-use trails? Parks and Open Space is looking for volunteers to lead trail construction and maintenance projects. This opportunity allows you to meet and work with other trail users, gain leadership experience, and provide a worthwhile service to your community. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, attend a two-day trail crew leader training scheduled for late April, and commit to working a minimum of two trail projects between May and October. For more information and an application, contact Fletcher Jacobs at fjacobs@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6344.

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State Parks wants to hear from You!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is kicking off a public comment period to inform the development of the 2015 Strategic Plan. We want your help designing a strategic vision that will guide CPW’s efforts into the future. A public comment form is available now online (also in Spanish) and stakeholder workshops are being scheduled around the state. Your input is vitally important to this process. We want to hear from you, especially between now and April 3, 2015 when the public comment period closes. Your input, combined with input from other stakeholders, the Commission, the public and staff, will inform the development of CPWs Draft 2015 Strategic Plan, which we will release in July 2015. CPW’s strategic plan will set a … Continue reading

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Boulder seeks your input on next Open Space Director

The City of Boulder today announced that it will hold two community meetings to gather public input as part of a national search for its director of Open Space and Mountain Parks. “A key priority in this search is to better understand what our community perceives to be the key issues facing Open Space and Mountain Parks, as well as the characteristics and competencies of the ideal director,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “Our vision is to find the most qualified director who represents this community’s values, understands the city’s open space program, and who can help us achieve a community vision for the future of this iconic program.” CPS HR Consulting will conduct the search process and community meetings. … Continue reading

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National Forest directed to improve trails with volunteers

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 National Forest Trail Bill Introduced On February 10, 2015, Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) re-introduced the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (H.R.845).  The bill would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users on many national forests.  The bill was first introduced during the last Congress.  The American Horse Council, Backcountry Horsemen of America, and the Wilderness Society were significantly involved in the creation of this bill. A June 2013, study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Forest Service has deferred trail maintenance needs that exceed half-billion dollars, and only one-quarter of the … Continue reading

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