The Open space is boulder’s legacy to future generations
it’s also a gift to wildlife and ecosystem health
2H will preserve and protect our magnificent mountain backdrop and open space in and around the city, including over 45,000 acres of land and 155 miles of trails. This land provides critical habitat for hundreds of native species, from rare plants to cliff-dwelling raptors.
Maintaining City of Boulder open space has become increasingly difficult, due to the growing number of users and environmental threats.
- Boulder open space hosted more than six million visits in 2017– that’s 1.6 million more than Rocky Mountain National Park
- Climate change is driving up costs to maintain open space through impacts such as wildfires and the 2013 floods.
Open space gives people of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels the opportunity to explore nature and cultivate environmental stewardship, while protecting vital ecosystems and critical wildlife habitat.