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natural areas special use permit application

Please fill out this form if you would like to conduct an activity that is typically not allowed (per regulations) in a Natural Area. Please allow fifteen (15) business days for application review and processing.

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Activity Information

Activity categories (check all that apply)*

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Location Information

Natural Area(s) in which activity will occur (check all that apply)*

Please be as specific as you can for each Natural Area selected (ex: Arapaho Bend March 3-5, 2023 8a-5p)


I represent and affirm that the information I have provided in this permit application is true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

I acknowledge that there are risks inherent in the activities pursuant to this permit, and that those activities may result in predictable or unforeseeable injury or property damage to participants or others. In consideration of permitting those activities, on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and the organization on behalf of which I have obtained this permit (if any), I hereby waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages that I or the permitted organization may have against the City of Fort Collins, its officers, employees, contractors, or volunteers (the City), or any other person connected with the event, for any and all injuries or damage resulting from the permitted activities. I represent and warrant that I am authorized to sign this waiver and indemnity on behalf of the permitted organization or group, and I agree, and such organization or group (if any) agrees, to indemnify the City for any claims made against the City or damages incurred by the City as a result of authorizing the proposed activities.

I have read the Natural Areas Rules and Regulations.

I, and if applicable, my group or organization, agree to abide by all conditions required for the requested activity.

I understand that violation of these conditions or of any laws not exempted in this permit may result in revocation of this permit at any time, or a citation from a Natural Areas Ranger.

NOTE: Applicant is responsible for any additional permits that may be required.

Please acknowledge that you've read and understand the terms and conditions.
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Your Natural Areas permit application has been successfully submitted. We will follow up within the next 15 business days. If you have any specific questions in the meantime, please contact