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Gebhard Integrated Site Project

Final Site Management Plan

UPDATE: Community input received this fall helped staff develop and refine a preferred management approach for the Gebhard Integrated Site Project. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, OSMP staff presented a preferred alternative to the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT), followed by a public hearing. Final documents are available below:

Final Site Management Plan pdf

Appendix A pdf

Appendix B pdf

Appendix C pdf

Project Materials

Goal and Objectives pdf
What We Heard pdf
Project Schedule pdf
Public Engagement II Workshop Notes and Graphic Comments pdf
Public Engagement III Presentation pdf
Alternatives and Evaluation Matrix pdf
Please note: The materials above are best viewed in Chrome or Internet Explorer. 

Gebhard ISP Maps

Basemap of Project Area pdf
Resource Mapping pdf

Why OSMP prioritized this project?

Did you know that when you experience the South Boulder Creek corridor you are visiting a Colorado Natural Area, a special designation reserved only for the best of the best wildlife areas in the state? The richness of the plant and animal community found here entwines numerous special and unique inhabitants including:

  • The Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, a federally protected animal.
  • Ute ladies’ tresses orchids, a federally protected plant.
  • The Northern Leopard Frog, an animal of great conservation need here in Colorado.
  • A broad array of other native plants and animals dependent on intact stream ecosystems.

For the last several years, OSMP has been working to sustain the high plant and wildlife diversity found along South Boulder Creek to fulfill the city’s obligation to protect this unique State Natural Area. This has been accomplished by completing habitat restoration projects, installing new information signs and making improvements and changes to trails as well as designated access to the creek. To continue these efforts we worked together with the community to identify and implement other ways to reduce wildlife and plant disturbances while improving people’s connections with nature. For this we would like to sincerely thank you the public for their participation and input throughout the process. If you have questions or comments regarding the project or the process, feel free to reach out to the project manager, Maki Boyle at [email protected] or 720-445-2596. Once again, thank you!

Map showing project area