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Land Conservation and Stewardship Board

Advises City Council and staff on matters having to do with the City's Natural Areas Program.


Current Members and Term Expiration Dates

December 31, 2023

  • Joe Piesman, Ross Cunniff (Vice-Chair)

December 31, 2024

  • Andrea Elson (Chair), Cole Kramer, Elena Lopez, Scott Mason

December 31, 2025

  • Denise Culver

December 31, 2026

  • Holger Kley

Council Liaison(s): Kelly Ohlson

Staff Liaison(s): Katie Donahue

Archived Documents

View archived agendas, minutes, and more.

Duties

The duties and functions of the Board shall be as follows:

  1. To advise City Council regarding policy and budgetary matters pertaining to the Natural Areas Department, including but not limited to the expenditure of Open Space, Yes! and Larimer County Help Preserve Open Space dedicated sales tax revenues.
  2. To advise Natural Areas Department staff and the City Council in connection with the proposed acquisition or disposition of land, interests in land, interests in water, and other interests in real property for the Natural Areas Department.
  3. To advise Natural Areas Department staff regarding the development of management plans and public improvements for Natural Areas Department properties.
  4. Upon request of the City Manager or at the direction of the City Council, to advise City Council regarding any positive or negative impacts that particular plans or projects of the City or of other public or private entities may have on Natural Areas Department properties or properties that may be of interest to the Natural Areas Department. This provision shall not apply to development projects for which applications have been submitted to the City for approval under the Land Use Code.
  5. Upon request of the City Manager or at the direction of the City Council, to advise City Council in connection with the proposed acquisition or disposition of land, interests in land, interests in water and other interests in real property for City programs other than the Natural Areas Department.

Recommended Qualifications

In making appointments to the Board, the City Council may consider and give preference to an applicant's experience or training in, or familiarity with, land conservation and stewardship, public or outdoor recreation (such as wildlife observation, hiking, biking, or horseback riding), conservation biology (including restoration ecology, range management, fire ecology, riparian ecology, and wildlife management); nature interpretation and education, land or resource management, and real property transactions.

Time Commitment

6-8 hours/month