Partnering to enhance access and protect public lands...giving a unified voice to passive recreationists in Boulder...connecting outdoor recreation to health & well being
Boulder Public Lands Coalition was formed to improve the quality of life around Boulder by partnering to enhance access and increase the enjoyment of public lands and give a unified voice to passive recreationists--including hikers, dog-walkers, nature enthusiasts, equestrians, mountain bicyclists, and others in Boulder.
A coalition of outdoor recreation groups has existed ad hoc for the last 20 years, coalescing to weigh in on master plans, trail study areas, and visitor plans in Boulder. In 2018, Open Boulder Foundation sought to form the coalition into a permanent, autonomous organization and agreed to provide resources to help BPLC organize. Our founding members signed the Charter Agreement in April 2019.
Boulder Public Lands Coalition (BPLC) has formed to improve the quality of life around Boulder by partnering to enhance access and increase the enjoyment of public lands and give a unified voice to passive recreationists--including cyclists, dog-walkers, equestrians, hikers, nature enthusiasts, trail runners, and others in Boulder.
One of the ways the BPLC seeks to fulfill their mission is by collaborating with government officials and land managers, environmental organizations, businesses, and individuals on stewardship projects. The first of these community events was a joint effort by BPLC and CU South. The Scooping of the Poo, held at the popular Boulder recreation area CU South on National Trails Day June 1, 2019, was successful in bringing BPLC member organizations and 25 community participants together for the common good.
In August, BPLC members continued work started in 2018 rehabbing segments of the Doudy Draw trail. Volunteers eliminated braided trail, narrowed the path back to single track, armored the surface so it holds up to use and added alternate lines.
We continue to plan, organize and schedule stewardship events. Check below for BPLC and partner stewardship events.
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