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Property: River Bluffs Open Space
Priority Area: Poudre River Valley Priority Area
Size: 161 acres

Description

photo of acquisition area

This property has a combination of riparian corridor, wetlands, agricultural fields, and bluffs, which create a diverse plant and animal habitat. It is also the site of an old oxbow formed by the nearby Cache La Poudre River. This oxbow was abandoned in the late 60s or early 70 when the river was channeled to build a bridge across it. River Bluffs Open Space is currently recognized by the Colorado Division of Wildlife as a significant duck winter range.

Management Plan

This property extends the Poudre River Regional Trail and is currently undergoing weed mitigation and habitat restoration. The management plan will be available soon.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access
Fee Simple 161 $ 1,920,000 Larimer Co - $ 720,000
GOCO* - $ 1,200,000
2004 Yes

* Great Outdoors Colorado

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