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Our Lands, Our Future: Regional Land Conservation, Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation Study Kicks Off

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Sep 5, 2012

Contact Information:

Zac Wiebe, Fund Development & Special Projects Coordinator, (970) 679-4534, zwiebe@larimer.org

 In an effort unprecedented in Colorado, all Larimer County municipalities are joining together with the County’s Natural Resources Department to evaluate the achievements, opportunities and possible gaps in our region’s land conservation, open space, and outdoor recreation programs. The study, titled “Our Lands - Our Future,” is a grassroots process to generate a vision for the critical landscapes and outdoor recreational opportunities of Northern Colorado. Partners include Larimer County, the cities of Ft. Collins and Loveland, and towns of Berthoud, Estes Park, Johnstown, Timnath, Wellington and Windsor. 

Our Lands - Our Future, partially funded by a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, will be completed over 8-10 months by local consultant Logan Simpson Design. Components of Our Lands, Our Future will include a citizen survey, extensive public outreach, comprehensive mapping of local landscapes and an economic analysis, all designed to assist future planning efforts.
 
The formal kick-off event for Our Lands - Our Future will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at New Belgium Brewery from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and will have an opportunity to receive information, meet with local conservation professionals, complete a survey and provide feedback over complimentary food and drinks. There is limited space; please RSVP online at http://larimer.org/naturalresources/registration/. For those unable to make the kick-off, the survey is also available online at: http://survey.rrcresearch.com/s3/Larimer2. Our Lands, Our Future will guide how future open space tax dollars are spent. Let us hear your voice!
 
For more information, visit: http://larimer.org/ourlands_ourfuture/ or contact Zac Wiebe at zwiebe@larimer.org.
 
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