Learn about our Open Space Programs!

The Lay of the Land: A Special Colloquium sponsored by the CU Environmental Studies Program

Wed. Sept 23, 5:30 – 6pm Reception with light refreshments 6-7pmLecture and Q & A 

What:  In the 1960s, Boulder City and County residents were actively preserving open space land in the face of rapid county development. By taxing ourselves, we have protected more than one hun­dred thousand acres of land from development, built over 260 miles of trails for recreation, and creat­ed award-winning programs currently under the leadership of Ron Stewart, Director, Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department and Tracy Winfree, Director, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department.

Presentations by City and County open space staff will describe the natural and agricultural lands that make up the open space systems and describe the challenges of managing use of these public lands while preserving the sustainability of their productivity and native ecosystems.

Where: The new Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) East Campus, NW corner of Foothills Park­way and Colorado Ave. Easily accessible by bike, Stampede bus service, and car.  Parking around north side of building.

This event is Free and open to the public