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Nature in the City

The Nature in the City project will ensure that, as our community grows to its build-out population, all residents have access to high-quality, natural spaces close to where they live and work. Whether it’s a formal natural area, neighborhood park, or just the open space behind your neighborhood, our primary objective is to create and maintain access to nature within Fort Collins.


Strategic Plan

City Council unanimously approved the Nature in the City Strategic Plan at their March 24, 2015 meeting. The Plan envisions "a connected open space network accessible to the entire community that provides a variety of experiences and functional habitat for people, plants, and wildlife."

Please view the Nature in the City Strategic Plan, with appendices, here.
Please view the Nature in the City Strategic Plan, without appendices, here.

Read about CSU's partnership with Nature in the City on the School of Global Environmental Sustainability's blog.


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For questions, comments and more information on this project, please contact:
Lindsay Ex, Project Manager | 970-224-6143 |