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Natural Resources

Natural Resources manages Larimer County's great outdoor places, including open spaces and magnificent water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices.

Our mission is to establish, protect, and manage significant regional parks and open lands providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities and stewardship of natural resource values. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the natural and agricultural heritage of Larimer County for present and future generations.

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Horsetooth Reservoir (photo: Jim Disney) Eagle's Nest Open Space (photo: Charlie Johnson) Moose at Hermit Park Open Space (photo: Meegan Flenniken) Biking the Blue Sky Trail at Devil's Backbone Open Space (photo: Sue Burke) Carter Lake Reservoir (photo: Sue Burke) Flatiron Reservoir (photo: Sue Burke) Water skiing on Carter Lake (photo: Charlie Johnson) Hermit Park Open Space (photo: Charlie Johnson) Hiking at Devil's Backbone Open Space Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (photo: Efrain Padro)

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