The Boulder County Commissioners and Parks & Open Space staff are thrilled to announce the 2022 Conservation Award winners. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Oct. 6.
The Main Trailhead parking lot at Heil Valley Ranch is open sunrise to sunset. The noon closure of the parking lot is no longer in effect.
Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain will be closed Monday through Wednesday from Sept. 19 through Jan. 25 (except for certain holidays) for elk management through limited hunting. The park will be open Thursday through Sunday, or earlier in the week if hunting activities end early or are not scheduled.
Burn-window dates have been set for prescribed burn operations this fall. Prescribed burns are planned for Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain and Hall Ranch. Parks will be closed during ignition days and will reopen when deemed safe.
The fall issue of Images magazine is now available. Articles include Healthy Soil is the Foundation, Partnering to Protect Open Spaces, What Do Visitors Think of Our Parks, Bats: A New Home on the Prairie, Nature Detectives Corn, and What’s With All the Weeds.