Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Partnership Program
Elion Labs Partners

Open Space Partnership Program

Local businesses, schools, youth and recreation organizations are currently committed to helping us care for our open space and trails. Your organization can partner with us too.

Partner With Us

It’s Rewarding

We provide satisfying team-building projects that positively impact the community and the environment.

It’s Fun

Projects are educational and offer opportunities for employee bonding and morale enhancement.


  • Bring a minimum of 8 volunteers.
  • Commit to at least 90 volunteer hours per year, depending on your organization size.
  • Have fun while giving back to the community and environment!

Get Started

The first step in becoming a partner is to sign up for a custom project.

Once you’ve completed a project, we will follow-up with you to review partnership expectations and answer any questions.

Request A Custom Project

Types Of Projects

Trail Maintenance

Trail Maintenance
Restore grade-dips, clean out water diversion structures, resurface the trail tread, and make other general trail improvements. Available April-October.

Seed Collection

Seed Collecting
Enjoy the peace of open space while collecting native seeds.

Forest Restoration

Forest Restoration
Restore unhealthy forests, enhance aspen stands, and reduce the risk of wildfire by thinning small trees and building slash piles. Available year-round.

Weed Wrangling

Weed Wrangling
Help fight noxious weeds. Your efforts will restore and protect vital wetlands, forests, and meadows. Available year-round.

Ways We Thank Our Partners

Our partners do so much to help us care for our open space and trails. These are just some of the ways we thank our partners.

  • Annual Partnership Appreciation Event.
  • Acknowledgments on social media.
  • Mention in quarterly Images magazine.
  • Parks & Open Space swag.

Special Thanks!

Thank you to the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Foundation for their generous financial donation toward the following projects:

  • Remodeling the Volunteer Naturalist Center at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.
  • Purchased a portable sawmill to use to process forestry project logs and create benches and tables for visitors.
  • Funding a wildlife staff person to reach out to adjacent landowners for wildlife protection and partnerships.
  • Contributing to the graphic design services of the Walnut Wonders booklet.

Current Partners

Thanks to our current partners for their commitment to preserving, maintaining and improving open space.

Work Project Partners

Businesses and organizations that have participated in at least one annual group stewardship project, or in this year’s case, reached about their interest in participating in a 2021 project but were not able to do so due to staffing shortages, or those partners who have been in contact about their continued interest in participating in the Partnership Program but who were not able to organize a volunteer group due pandemic constraints.

  • Alexander Dawson
  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition (BATCO)
  • Boulder Climbing Community (BCC)
  • Boulder Country Day School
  • Boulder High School – Mountain Bike Team
  • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA)
  • Boulder Trail Runners (BTR)
  • CE Broker and EverCheck
  • Cemex
  • Community United Church of Christ
  • CU ENVD Ecology Plant Design Class
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Emerson Micro Motion
  • KBI Bio Pharma
  • New Vista High School
  • OptTek
  • Qualcomm
  • Tetratech
  • University of Colorado Boulder – Program for Writing & Rhetoric
  • Verily
  • Watershed School

Donor Partners

Businesses or organizations that contribute cash, supplies, or help to recruit volunteers during a calendar year.

  • Boulder Climbing Community
  • Boulder County Audubon Society
  • Boulder County Nature Association
  • Boulder County Parks & Open Space Foundation
  • City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • Flight for Life Colorado
  • Foothills United Way
  • Front Range Climbing Stewards
  • Goats Galore 4-H Club
  • Interfaith Quilters
  • Larimer County
  • Longmont Astronomical Society
  • Longmont Kiwanis Club
  • Medicine Horse Program
  • Night Ize
  • Ocean First Institute
  • Patagonia
  • People for Bikes
  • Rocky Mountain Fire Authority
  • Skratch Labs
  • St. Vrain Cidery
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • State Farm, Longmont
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • Workday

Scientific Monitoring Partners

Businesses or organizations that participate in scientific monitoring which provides the department with useful data.

  • Longs Peak Middle School
  • St. Vrain Valley School District – Innovation Center



Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Monserrat Alvarez