Monthly Archives: August 2015

North Trail Study Area Plan to kick off First Expert Panel this Wednesday

Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) will hold two public meetings to help inform the interested community in and around Boulder and OSMP staff/OSBT about ways that other land managers or areas have addressed challenges related to: 1) natural resource management and protection 2) trail sustainability and visitor experience. Their hope is that the panelists will bring their knowledge, experience, creative solutions, and approaches that have been tried in other areas into the Boulder community conversation related to the North Trail Study Area. Wednesday, August 26 Expert Panel on Visitor Experience 6 – 8:30 pm Council Chambers 1777 Broadway Featuring speakers who will discuss recreational management strategies that have been applied in other areas of … Continue reading

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BATCO August 24 Meeting

  Monthly Meeting: Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at Louisville Alfalfa’s The Boulder Area Trails Coalition (BATCO) has its regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at the Louisville Alfalfa’s grocery store community room.  The store is located at 785 E. South Boulder Rd. in Louisville and the community room is in the back right corner of the store on the second floor.  Discussion topics will include the North Trail Study area, Boulder County Parks and Open Space updates, and other trail-related news from around Boulder County.  All are welcome and we will provide an open forum for our guests at the beginning of the meeting for any topics they wish to discuss. Follow BATCO on … Continue reading

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Please Participate in the North Trail Study Area!

Work on the North Trail Study Area (NTSA) continues throughout the year.  Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) recently released a compilation of the public feedback that they have received through their workshops, website, and InspireBoulder.com.  This compilation was released as part of the August 12th Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) meeting and study session.   You can read the exhaustive compilation of diverse interests, starting on p. 38 at this link:  https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/15-0812-osbt-packet-1-201508061704.pdf   OSMP has been recruiting panels of experts to discuss various aspects of the NTSA planning.  There are two public meetings planned which  you may want to add to your calendar: Expert Panel on Visitor Experience Wednesday, August 26 6 – 8:30 pm in Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway Expert … Continue reading

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Joder Ranch Hikes Coming Up

Here’s your chance to visit this amazing property, experience its potential for great trails and regional trail connections, and then participate in the North Trail Study Area process to let OSMP know that you support trails on the Joder Ranch!  Wed. Aug 5, 8:30 – 11 am, reserve a spot:  https://joder8-5.eventbrite.com Sun. Aug 9, 8:30 – 11 am, reserve a spot:   https://joder8-9.eventbrite.com If you are interested in seeing and learning about the Joder property, a newly acquired 335 acre property west of Hwy 36 and north of Neva Road, you’re invited to join OSMP staff on this hike. The Joder property was purchased by the City of Boulder in 2013 and the North Trail Study Area (TSA) Plan will help … Continue reading

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