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Monday, September 22, 2014

‘County Outdoors’ Archives

“Small Grants for Community Partnering” 2013 Grant

  Larimer County Department of Natural Resources announces the 2013 “Small Grants for Community Partnering” grant cycle. Applications are due Friday, September 7, 2012, at 3 p.m., with awards announced by February, 2013. These grants are offered to individuals, organizations and groups, and homeowner/property owner associations for community, neighborhood, and group projects for: ·      Protection or enhancement of open space, trails, natural areas, wildlife habitat, ... Full Story

February Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer

  Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully.  Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area.  What happened there?  Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, ... Full Story

No Winter Boating Access at Carter Lake and Horsetooth

Due to funding and staffing issues, and requirements for ANS inspections for every vessel entering these waters, there will be no boating access at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir temporarily, and possibly until March, 2012.  The public will be notified of changes. Please check the website for updates on most current hours and information:    www.larimer.org/naturalresources/boating_inspections.htm The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with ... Full Story

Larimer County Guided Hikes and Programs: January

January Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces         Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully. Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area. What happened there? Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good ... Full Story

Become a Volunteer Naturalist

Inspire Curiosity for Nature; Become a Volunteer Naturalist      Press Release Interested in inspiring curiosity for the natural world in children and adults? Larimer County Natural Resources is seeking volunteer educators to help teach about our amazing natural resources. Naturalists teach school groups, lead hikes, and get the opportunity to experience Larimer County’s parks and open spaces first-hand. An in-depth training begins Wednesday, February 29, 2012. For more ... Full Story

Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Winners

Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today announced the 2011 Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Awards. These awards, began in 1995, are given each year to honor the environmental efforts of county residents, businesses and organizations.  To date 58 awards have been presented to programs, people and organizations since the program began 17 years ago.  Today five more recipients are added.  Winning programs are innovative and proactive, and show ... Full Story

Larimer County Open Space: December 2011

  Red Mountain Open Space Seasonal Closure Begins December 1, 2011 Effective Thursday, December 1, 2011, seasonal closure of Red Mountain Open Space, north of Fort Collins, begins. Because of winter weather conditions and the protection of wintering range for big game, as set forth in the Management Plan for Red Mountain Open Space, the area will remain closed to the public throughout the winter months, re-opening to the public on March 1, 2012. Hermit Park Open Space to ... Full Story

November Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County

  Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the fall.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout the county’s open spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what the open spaces have to offer. Club members will receive basic instruction on ... Full Story

Teepee Rings Archeological Tour

Teepee Rings Archeological Tour Wednesday November 2 1:00pm – 4:00pm The field trip will include an easy, round-trip walk of 1.5 miles. This special opportunity is free, but space is very limited. Be sure to not miss this unique opportunity to visit a conservation easement in the Laramie Foothills!  Register at:  www.larimer.org/naturalresources/registration Jason LaBelle, noted CSU archeology professor and director of the Colorado Archeological Society, will lead the trip, and will ... Full Story

County seeking community input on outdoor activity

County seeking community input on outdoor activity

  Larimer County Natural Resources and partners would like to hear your ideas about what can be done in your community to better connect families with nature and outdoor recreation. In a recent county-wide survey, roughly 75 percent of participants responded that they would like their children to spend more time in nature/outdoors than they currently do. Come share your ideas at one of the upcoming Plug in to Nature community meetings.  Your input will form solutions to address ... Full Story

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