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. The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department and Larimer County’s Department of Natural Resources are now accepting Volunteer Ranger Assistant applications. The training will be in late February. Volunteers attend 20 hours of training, and are asked to contribute 20 hours of service in return. Learn more >>>
Saturday, December 7, 7-9 p.m. Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space. Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot. No registration required.
Saturday, December 14, 5-7 a.m. Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space. Come in the early morning hours to get a chance to view Comet Lovejoy, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Telescopes will be provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society. Dress warmly!
Saturday, January 4, 7-9 p.m. Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space. Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot. No registration required.
After 20 Years, What's Next?
The community celebrated Natural Areas 20th Anniversary November 2012-November 2013. Learn more on the 20th Anniversary website >>>
What does the future of City of Fort Collins Natural Areas hold? There will be many opportunities to care for the conserved land and for outdoor experiences. The Natural Areas Department’s rehabilitation and restoration efforts help natural areas become more biologically diverse and sustainable. The ultimate goal is for natural areas to have at least 70% native vegetation. While many sites meet or exceed this standard, there are numerous natural areas that are undergoing transformation slowly, over time from abandoned farmland or industrial uses. In addition to their biological richness, natural areas are great places to play and learn. Read more >>>
Physical Address: 1745 Hoffman Mill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mailing Address: PO Box 580, Ft. Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: (970) 416-2815
Fax: (970) 416-2211
Normal Business Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Directions: From Lemay (the part of Lemay between Riverside and Mulberry), turn east onto Poudre River Drive. Follow Poudre River Drive as it curves, changes names to Hoffman Mill Road and eventually dead-ends at Nix Natural Area and the Natural Areas Department's offices.