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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘County Outdoors’ Archives

Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board Meeting

The Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at the Larimer County Courthouse hearing room on the first floor of 200 W. Oak St. in Fort Collins. All meetings are open to the public. (This is a re-schedule of the regular November meeting which would have fallen on Thanksgiving.) From 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Open Lands Advisory Board will meet jointly with the Fort Collins Land Stewardship Board and the Loveland Open Lands Commission, as ... Full Story

November Guided Hikes and Programs in 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, and ... Full Story

Limited Big Game Hunting at Red Mountain Open Space

For the first year, the fall of 2010, limited big game hunting will occur at Larimer County's Red Mountain Open Space. Hunting will be allowed by special access permit during the second and third combined rifle seasons (October 23 – 31, second combined season; November 6 – 14, third combined season). Limited hunting access is provided through a partnership with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Division of Wildlife. Special access hunting permits are ... Full Story

Larimer County Natural Resources’ “Nature Notes

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the formation of the Nature Notes Club for the County’s Open Spaces, a guided, nature-journaling experience. Participants will be led through the process of creating their own nature journals in the style of John Muir or 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 ... Full Story

Larimer County “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County  “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the formation of the Nature Notes Club for the County’s Open Spaces, a guided, nature-journaling experience.  Participants will be led through the process of creating their own nature journals in the style of John Muir or 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 ... Full Story

September Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer

Guided Hikes and Events   Saturday, September 11, at 8:00 a.m. “Snake, Rattle, and Roll – Plains Rattlesnakes” Love them or hate them, rattlesnakes are a sign of a healthy foothills landscape. Come to Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy 34,  to learn how we can coexist with these highly specialized and often misunderstood creatures. Program is free.  Hike rating: easy.  Please bring water for the trail and ... Full Story

Hermit Park Open Space to Host Boy Scouts 100-Year

Hermit Park Open Space to Host Boy Scouts 100-Year Celebration Fall Camporee

The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to host the Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America celebration of 100 Years of Scouting at a Fall Camporee, September 24-26, 2010, at Hermit Park Open Space just outside of Estes Park. Larimer County and Longs Peak Council staff and volunteers have worked together for over a year to plan this historic event. Attendance is projected to be between 800 and 1,200 scouts, leaders, and parents. Typically the Longs Peak Council, ... Full Story

Blue Sky Trail Head Opens to the Public on July 25

Larimer County Natural Resources is proud to announce the opening of the Blue Sky Trail Head on Friday, June 25, 2010. The new trail head will be a jumping off point to over 75 miles of regional trails, including Lory State Park, Coyote Ridge Natural Area, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Blue Sky Trail, and Devils Backbone Open Space. The amenities at the new trail head include vehicle and horse trailer parking, drinking water, restroom, and picnic shelter. The Blue Sky Trailhead will be ... Full Story

Put your skills to work at Horsetooth Reservoir!

Put your skills to work at Horsetooth Reservoir!

  Larimer County needs your skills! Volunteer Park Ranger Assistants:  Assist County ranger staff at Horsetooth Reservoir on the boat docks, directing parking, hiking nearby trails, and educating the public about safe practices on and near the water.  Positions are open from Memorial Day weekend thru mid-September and volunteers only work on weekends and holidays.  You must be willing to commit to three days a month, on holidays or weekends.   Training, uniforms, and great ... Full Story

Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer County’s Parks

Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer County’s Parks and Open Spaces – July

Guided Hikes and Events • Saturday, July 10 at 7:00 a.m. “Awl You Wanted to Know about Owls” Join Naturalist Bob for a program dedicated to some spooky nocturnal critters at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off Hwy 34. This talk will give you insight into owls, and other nocturnal critters that have long captured people’s attention. Hike rating: easy. Program is free, no registration required. Approximately 2-hour program. • Saturday, July ... Full Story

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