User Fee Adjustment Public Meeting #1

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources (LCDNR) invites members of the public to share input on proposed adjustments to existing user fees charged within LCDNR-managed properties and on establishing a day use fee at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space south trailhead off Highway 34.

The first public meeting will be Wednesday, July 7 from 6-7 p.m. Registration is required at this link: https://larimer-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4QdFi3EvRqyIXNdXGomY9A

The second public meeting will be Tuesday, July 27 from 6-7 p.m. Registration is required at this link: https://larimer-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p0Z2uxcIRWy_uhqxpWvR7w

Larimer County is seeking approximately a ten percent (10%) increase in user fees based on inflation and rising visitation at Larimer County Natural Resource properties.  Resident day use permits would increase from $9 to $10, and resident annual vehicle permits would raise from $90 to $100. Disabled individuals and low-income (bison) permits would incur no increase.  Staff are also seeking to institute a day use fee at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space south trailhead (off Hwy. 34, Loveland) to align with the fee being charged at the north trailhead (Blue Sky trailhead, Fort Collins). All proposed fee adjustments would go into effect January 2022.

The virtual public meetings will feature an overview of funding and proposed fee adjustments, highlight plans to preserve accessibility at Larimer County parks and open spaces, and review current demands and funding constraints. Interactive polling will be utilized during the virtual meetings to offer attendees an opportunity to provide timely input.  Both meetings will cover identical content, will be recorded, and can be viewed at a later date.

Further details for additional public input opportunities can be found via Natural Resources’ web event calendar and on its Facebook event page.

All project materials, online survey, and recorded future meetings can be accessed via: https://lcconnects.mysocialpinpoint.com/fee-adjustments.  


 


 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact Name: 
Korrie Johnston
Contact Phone: 
(970) 416-4561
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Larimer County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability who need assistance. Services can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please email dnotter@larimer.org or call (970) 498-5967 or Relay Colorado 711. "Walk-in" requests for auxiliary aids and services will be honored to the extent possible but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided.