Gunbarrel Hill Integrated Site Project
Help design conservation and recreation opportunities that support the grassland ecosystem at Gunbarrel Hill!
The City of Boulder is continuing to gather community input to help restore healthy grassland wildlife habitat while improving the visitor experience on city open space at Gunbarrel Hill northeast of Boulder. With community input, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks’ (OSMP) goal for this project aims to:
- Improve the quality of the habitat for native ground-nesting birds and other wildlife, while providing an enhanced visitor experience to promote enjoyment of the area.
In January, OSMP staff met with community members to better understand how they value this area, affirm the goal described above and hear ideas about how to best achieve it. View the staff presentation . The staff introductory presentation is also available. From this input, OSMP staff has developed preliminary ideas that show different ways to conceptually organize the Gunbarrel Hill area for the community to review.
Engagement Window 2 - Wed. June 19 - Wed. July 10
The second community meeting was held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the OSMP HUB. During this meeting, OSMP staff shared what we heard from the community during the first engagement window and how that input was used to develop two initial conceptual ideas for the area.
The presentation as well as other materials provided at the meeting are available here for review.
- Summary of Community Input from Engagement Window 1
- Grassland Mosaic and Prairie Dogs - A brief document describing OSMP’s approach to the management of grassland ecosystems that include prairie dogs. For more information please see OSMP’s Prairie Dog webpage, and for a deeper dive consider reviewing the Grassland Ecosystem Management Plan
- Open Space and Mountain Parks statement on potential oil and gas development
Thank you, we look forward to continuing to work together!
Have questions? Contact Maki Boyle at [email protected].