Once land is protected…then what?
WILD is working with our local partners in Boulder, Colorado on exactly that question. As you can read in the Boulder case-study, over half of the land in Boulder County is protected. But, what is needed to ensure that nature continues to thrive in these areas for generations to come?
One of Boulder’s biggest conundrums is loving the land to death. With over five million visitor days per year, the City of Boulder Open Space handles more human traffic than nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Emily Loose, WILD’s Director of Communication, recently wrote a Guest Opinion for our local paper encouraging Boulder residents to think about the future, honor the leaders who established Open Space and think fully about future generations and nature when considering the management of our Open Space. Read the full OpEd >