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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Natural Resources’

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

Northern Colorado Birding Fair

Northern Colorado Birding Fair

 Presented by Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, KRFC Community Radio and Ottercares. Featuring Prof. Avian Guano   Crazy about birds or just curious? Want to learn more about birding close to home? Everyone is invited to a FREE weekend of fun and learning for the entire family during the 7th Annual Northern Colorado Birding Fair, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. The theme of this year’s fair is, “Birding in Your Backyard.” The weekend will feature birding field trips on ... Full Story

December 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

Larimer County Annual Entrance Permits for 2011

The 2011 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' Annual Entrance Permits, for parks and open spaces managed by Larimer County, will be available for purchase on December 1. These are 13-month permits, valid December 2010, through December 2011, and allow use of Carter Lake, Flatiron Reservoir, Hermit Park Open Space, Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Pinewood Reservoir, and Ramsay-Shockey Open Space. The following permits will be available for purchase online at ... Full Story

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

Volunteer Ranger Assistant Training Deadline and

Volunteer Ranger Assistant Training Deadline and Training Date Extended

What did you want to be when you grew up? Do you dream of being outdoors, chatting with visitors, enjoying wildlife and helping the environment? Did you think you would grow up to be a park ranger? It’s not too late! You can become a Volunteer Ranger Assistant and help park and natural area rangers accomplish much of their important work. As a Volunteer Ranger Assistant you will be an ambassador for natural areas and open spaces. Volunteer Ranger Assistants (VRAs) are a friendly ... 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

Campsites available for Estes Park Campgrounds at

Campsites available for Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal Reservoir

It’s not too late to reserve a campsite for Memorial Day weekend! The Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary's Lake and East Portal Reservoir (formerly known as the Estes Park Campground) will be open for camping starting Saturday, May 15, through October 15. There are still plenty of campsites available for this weekend and next, as well as some for Memorial Day weekend. To make a reservation: www.larimercamping.com or 1-800-397-7795. For more information about the campgrounds: ... Full Story

Rising Water Levels Push the Blue Sky Trailhead

Larimer County Press Release The Blue Sky Trailhead project is underway a little sooner than expected. The trailhead will serve as the northern access for Larimer County’s Blue Sky Trail. It will be located at the Field of Dreams location in the Inlet Bay area off of County Road 38E, and will consist of trailer friendly parking, a new restroom, a shade shelter, and an irrigated turf area that will continue to be available to neighbors and other local visitors. The project is a ... Full Story

Springtime Hike at Hermit Park Open Space

Press Release Saturday, March 27, at 12:30 p. m. “Springtime at Hermit Park” Join Naturalists Sue and Bill for a program dedicated to early springtime in the mountains with this nature hike at Hermit Park Open Space, located just southeast of the town of Estes Park on Hwy 36. Meet the naturalists in the parking lot adjacent to the Bobcat Campground. If it has been snowing, bring along your snowshoes and hear about the coming spring from atop the powder. Hike rating: easy. Please ... Full Story

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