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Share Your Thoughts on the Foothills Natural Areas

Released on Thursday, March 14, 2019
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  • Jennifer Roberts, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department Environmental Planner, 970-221-6584, anJvYmVydHNAZmNnb3YuY29t
The management plan that applies to City of Fort Collins Coyote Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell and Reservoir Ridge natural areas and the Foothills Trail is due for an update in 2019.

Work on the plan includes setting goals and strategies for promoting ecological integrity, protecting natural and cultural resources, and connecting people to nature. The process for developing the Foothills Plan also includes analyzing the existing management plan, evaluating visitor amenities (including trails) and facilitating a public engagement process.

The final Management Plan product is planned to be released in the third quarter of 2019. To achieve the outcomes described in the plan, a handful of specific projects will be outlined to be accomplished in the next 1-3 years. The final Management Plan will describe goals and establish a timeline for management decisions.

The Foothills Plan Public Engagement Process
The Natural Areas Department is facilitating a comprehensive public engagement process that includes on-site surveys, feedback from non-visitors, stakeholder events, a hike with a planner activity, and due to expected high attendance, two open houses.

Ways to Get Involved (all at https://www.fcgov.com/register)
- Sign-up for Hike with a Planner, April 2
- Register for the Open House, April 16
- Register for the Open House for the Cycling Community, April 10
- Take part in the online public participation opportunity (coming in April)
- Subscribe to Natural Areas Enews for monthly updates at https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas
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