Draft Foothills Management Plan

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By Jennifer Roberts,

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department Environmental Planner,

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A draft of the management plan that applies to Coyote Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell and Reservoir Ridge natural areas and the Foothills Trail will available for feedback, August 16- September 2 at fcgov.com/foothills

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 story map format, an executive summary, an action plan, supporting documents and an online feedback form will be available Friday, August 16- Monday, September 2 at https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/foothills-plan 

The Draft Management Plan will include: 

  • 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 https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/foothills-plan