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Comment Opportunity: Draft Foothills Natural Areas Management Plan

Released on Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Reservoir Ridge Natural Area

A draft of the management plan that applies to Coyote Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell and Reservoir Ridge natural areas and the Foothills Trail is now available for feedback through September 2 at

The Foothills Natural Areas Management Plan update describes various approaches to maintain and improve the rich plant and wildlife communities in the foothills while also managing for enjoyable, sustainable recreation access to these beautiful landscapes.

A draft management plan in storymap format, an executive summary, an action plan, supporting documents and an online feedback form will be available Friday, August 16- Friday, August 30 at

The Draft Management Plan includes:

  • Goals for the Foothills Natural Areas
  • Ecological Summary
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Foothills Natural Areas
  • Management Plan Process Overview
  • Visitor Use Decisions and Future Considerations
  • Public Engagement Summary
  • An Action Plan with detailed strategies and tactics

Learn more at