The Gebhard Integrated Site Project seeks to provide access to the South Boulder Creek corridor while protecting rare and federally threatened wildlife and plant species in an area east of the East Boulder Community Center. In 2018, Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) sought public feedback on this effort and presented a site plan PDF to help manage the area to the Open Space Board of Trustees, which the board accepted in January 2020. Read the memo PDF that OSMP staff prepared for the Open Space Board of Trustees. Goals for the project include:
Conducting restoration of riparian habitat along the west side of the creek between East Boulder Recreation Center and South Boulder Road as part of the ongoing larger restoration project along all South Boulder Creek
Providing access to the existing designated trail system on the east side of the creek in a way that aligns with the neighborhood’s interests and values.
However, OSMP decided to pause its implementation of the Gebhard Integrated Site Project (ISP) following the discovery of New Zealand Mudsnails (NZMS) in South Boulder Creek.