Environmental Resources Maps Update BCCP-22-0001
BCCP ERE map excerpt

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Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Environmental Resources Maps Update BCCP-22-0001

Public Meetings and Hearings

Boulder County Planning Commission meetings are convened in a hybrid format where attendees can join through Zoom or participate in-person at the Downtown Boulder County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder.

The Jan. 18, 2023 Planning Commission Public Meeting has been CANCELED

Boulder County Planning Commission agenda, January 18, 2023

Adoption of Planning Commission Resolution PC-2022-02 – Docket BCCP-22-0001: Environmental Resources Element Maps Update and Reprint of Comprehensive Plan Maps
No Public testimony will be taken

Action Requested: Adoption
Staff Planner: Ethan Abner

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Past Public Meetings and Hearings

Planning Commission Public Hearing, Dec. 14, 2022

The Planning Commission heard a proposal to update several Environmental Resources Element (ERE) Maps and heard a request to reprint updated Comprehensive Plan Maps. The proposed map changes and updates do not result in any policy changes within the Comprehensive Plan.

Parks & Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) Public Meeting, Nov. 17, 2022

The Parks & Open Space Advisory Committee heard a presentation on Docket BCCP-22-0001 on Nov. 17, 2022


Background

The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) is the county’s primary policy document to guide land use and related decision making in unincorporated Boulder County.

Staff in Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting are working with Boulder County Parks & Open Space to update the mapping information associated with the Environmental Resources Element of the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan. Staff is not proposing any change to the policies of the Environmental Resources Element. However, the proposed map modifications are related to the Comprehensive Plan and will include:

  • Displaying environmental resource information in municipalities and county subdivisions on official maps to provide a more comprehensive understanding of resources within the geographic boundaries of the county;
  • Correcting issues identified in the Wetlands & Riparian Areas Maps and the Rare Plant Areas & Significant Natural Communities Maps;
  • Updating information in the Species of Special Concern and Significant Natural Communities List and associated narrative;
  • Removing Critical Wildlife Habitat #36 from the Critical Wildlife Habitat Map, based on the approved update to the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm Management Plan in 2020.

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Ethan Abner, Long Range Planner
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