Gunbarrel Hill Integrated Site Project
Final Site Management Plan
UPDATE: On Thursday, February 13, 2020, OSMP staff presented a preferred alternative for managing the Gunbarrel Hill area to the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT), followed by a public hearing. OSBT recommended staff proceed with that preferred alternative, as amended with OSBT guidance. The Final Site Management Plan is available below:
With the board’s recommendation to proceed, staff has concluded public engagement for this phase of the project. We have advanced the project into more detailed design, annual work planning, permitting and implementation using a phased approach.
We will also keep community members and OSBT updated on our progress. Thank you for your input and help in determining the best way forward for managing this special part of the OSMP system.
The presentation from the third engagement as well as other posters provided at the meeting are available here for review.
- Project Overview and Draft Preferred Alternative
- Habitat Restoration: Background and Proposed Management Actions
- Responsible Recreation: Site Improvements and Proposed Management Actions
Thank you for your feedback! View a summary of public comments received during this third engagement window (through February 5), including all raw comments received in person, online, via email or social media. This feedback has been considered and incorporated into a refined preferred alternative, now under consideration by the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT). The is available. OSBT will formally consider these recommendations at a public hearing on February 13 at 6pm at 2520 55th St. Members of the public are welcome to share their final thoughts on the preferred alternative at that meeting.
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 from the second engagement . Other materials provided at the meeting are available below under the first public engagement.
The Comment Analysis from Engagement Window 2 (Wed. June 19 - Wed. July 10) as well as attachments are available here for review.
In January, OSMP staff first 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.
- 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
Have questions? Contact Maki Boyle at [email protected].