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The fall issue of Images magazine is now available

The Soil Revolution

One of the most fundamental natural resources is right beneath our feet. Soil is a living and life-giving natural resource vital to our survival.

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Gleaning for the Greater Good

In the past couple of years, volunteers have participated in a new and meaningful way to donate their time through a project called “gleaning.”

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A First Year and Beyond

Over the past year as the new director for Boulder County Parks and Open Space, it has been my great pleasure to learn more and more about the many different facets of our operations.

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Elk & Vegetation: A Plan for Ron Stewart Preserve

The current management plan for Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain was created in 1985. Interestingly, it barely mentions elk, as they were really not part of the Rabbit Mountain landscape 30 years ago.

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Beautiful Colors & Cool Temperatures

The arrival of autumn in Boulder County brings happiness and bliss to many residents and visitors alike. Besides the cooler weather, increased wildlife sightings and dazzling colors, fall is an exceptional time to get out and explore our open space. 

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Feel Crowded on Open Space?

As the population in Boulder County increases and recreationists continue to discover the world-class parks and trails in our backyard, we will need to reevaluate how we recreate and interact with one another in the outdoors.

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Bull Snakes Are Awe-sssss-Some

The slender bull snake lay coiled out of the sun, sheltered beneath a big rock. It had feasted on mice, voles and pocket gophers during spring and summer, and had grown to six feet in length. 

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German Russians: Land for Eternal Time

The steam engine of the Kansas Pacific screeched to a halt near Globeville, just north of Denver. It was 1880 and the first German Russian sons debarked to take jobs as section hands for the railroad after a crop failure in their adopted Kansas. 

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