City Releases Final Foothills Natural Areas Management Plan

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By Zoë Shark

City of Fort Collins

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Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Manager

The management plan that applies to Coyote RidgePineridgeMaxwell, and Reservoir Ridge natural areas and the Foothills Trail has been adopted and is available 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.

The management plan in storymap format, an executive summary, an action plan, and supporting documents are at

The Management Plan includes:

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

Learn more at