Acres of Open Space

Acres of Open Space

Boulder County actively works to conserve natural, cultural and agricultural resources and provide public uses that reflect sound resource management and community values.

How Much Land Does the County Protect?

Land Type Acres
Public Land
Land that is publicly owned or leased. 3,871 acres of land protected by county conservation easements are also owned and protected by municipal open space agencies.
Protected Private Land
Land that is privately owned but protected under conservation easements.
Total 106,243

How Much Public Land is Accessible?

Of the 66,619 acres of public land:

Land Category Acres Percent
Fully Open 31,026 46.6%
Open with Some Restricted Areas
Mainly for natural resources.
8,849 13.3%
Open with Seasonal Closures
For wildlife habitat.
1,932 2.9%
On-Trail Use Only
Mainly through agricultural land.
6,391 9.6%
Fully Closed
Mainly for agriculture. In total, there are 24,242 acres of land dedicated for agriculture.
18,421 27.7%
Total Public Land 66,619 100%

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5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
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