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Through Nature in the City's grant-funded projects, residents, HOA's, schools, community groups, non-profits, businesses, and others in the community are able to increase access to high-quality natural spaces for people and wildlife. Developed in 2016, the program empowers residents and community members to plan and implement 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.