The county is updating its management plan for Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, which is located west of Fort Collins and is bordered by Lory State Park on the north, Horsetooth Reservoir on the east and private lands on the other sides. With 29 miles of soft surface trails, the open space sees an estimated 224,000 visitors each year. The management plan will look at recreation use and visitor experience, at ecological health and conservation of natural resources and at operational sustainability, according to a press release.
Residents can offer input through an online survey, online comment forum, interactive map, and Natural Resources staff will collect input at trailheads during August and September. Offer input through a survey, interactive map and comment form at the following link: https://lcconnects.mysocialpinpoint.com/horsetooth-mountain-plan-update
Register for the virtual meeting at the following link: https://larimer-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YklYqsVuRb6QqalmAzdZjg.
Public input will be considered in developing a proposed management plan, and once that is released, the Department of Natural Resources will collect additional public comments in October with a goal of having the management plan updated by the end of the year. Also, a virtual public meeting is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. During that session, staff will offer an overview of the process and goals and will use interactive polling to collect input. The meeting will be recorded and available for viewing at some point after the meeting.
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- Headline: Input Wanted on Management Plan for Horsetooth Mountain Open Space – Loveland Reporter-Herald
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