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Posts Tagged ‘open space’

The Long and Winding Trail that Leads to the West TSA

The Long and Winding Trail that Leads to the West TSA

The process of developing a management plan for the West Trail Study Area— encompassing Boulder’s mountain backdrop and everyone’s favorite trails and climbs—has now been going on for well over two years, and the results are scheduled to go [...]

Nearing Completion on the West TSA

Nearing Completion on the West TSA

Almost two years ago, in January of 2009, the City’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department began a process designed to assess trails, trail sustainability, visitor access, and natural resource protection in the West Trail Study Area [...]

What do Mountain Bikers Want?

What do Mountain Bikers Want?

On Monday, September 13th, Open Space and Mountain Park’s (OSMP’s) West Trail Study Area (TSA) Community Collaborative Group (CCG) held a meeting dedicated to mountain biking. At that meeting, the conservation caucus would not consent to or [...]

Tour d’Open Space

Tour d’Open Space

PLAN-Boulder will host the 13th Annual Tour d’Open Space (originally known as the Circumnavigation of Mountain Parks and Open Space).   Here are the details: When: Saturday, October 30th 8:30am start Where: Meet at the Dowdy Draw [...]

Mountain Bikers and Conservationists Tell Each Other to Take a Hike

Mountain Bikers and Conservationists Tell Each Other to Take a Hike

The City of Boulder’s Community Collaborative Group (“CCG”) could not agree in September on a proposed mountain bike trail running north and south through Boulder’s mountain parks, and at a PLAN-Boulder forum on October 15 a panel of [...]

Trails on Boulder Open Space

Trails on Boulder Open Space

As Blue Line readers know,  a tremendous amount of citizen work has gone into establishing Boulder’s Blue Line and also into the acquisition of our Open Space.  We, who came here later, appreciated and supported our exceptional environment.  [...]

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

Mountain bikers: Are you sure you want access to the trails west of town? It may not be such a good idea. Attaining access to the busy, historic trail corridors between Chautauqua and the South Mesa Trail trailhead could easily backfire. Because [...]

Does Constituency Matter?

Does Constituency Matter?

I want bicycling in the Boulder open space because I care deeply about the natural environment and about the environmental movement that works so hard to protect nature. It may seem contradictory to say that, since it seems many environmentalists [...]

An Unconflicted Mountain Biker/Hiker

An Unconflicted Mountain Biker/Hiker

Should mountain bikes be allowed in City of Boulder Open Space in the West TSA?  The Community Collaborative Group (CCG) will be discussing this, the issue that has generated the most controversy in the current planning process for use of our [...]

Open Space Farm Tours: What is Cropland Policy?

Open Space Farm Tours: What is Cropland Policy?

“Cookies anyone? Lemonade?” asked Ron Stewart, director of Boulder County’s Open Space Department. On the evening of July 13, he enthusiastically shared snacks and his knowledge of agriculture in Boulder as the second of four Cropland Policy [...]

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