Through the community capital projects, Nature in the City (NIC) partners with HOA's, schools, community groups, non-profits, businesses, and others in the community to increase access to high quality natural spaces for people and wildlife. Developed in 2016, the program empowers residents to plan and implement neighborhood-scale projects that improve access to nature, increase landscape diversity, and connect wildlife corridors throughout the city. As Fort Collins grows toward its "buildout" population, these projects will help ensure that nature is well-integrated into the urban fabric of public and private lands.
NIC prioritizes projects that address barriers preventing people and wildlife from accessing nature. Previously-funded improvements include outdoor classrooms or nature centers at schools, soft-surface trails, pollinator and community gardens, and living architecture.
Learn more about the Nature in the City Community Projects
Click on a category below to learn more about the types of community projects supported by Nature in the City.