The City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) on January 12 gave an update on the damage to the roughly 2,000 acres of city-owned open space. Of the south Boulder open space east of Highway 93, about 2/3 is owned by the city and 1/3 is owned by Boulder County Parks & Open Space (BCPOS).

OSMP property is shown in light green, BCPOS property in yellow.

All trails east of Highway 93 remain closed due to fire damage. Here’s a list of impacts to OSMP managed areas:

  • Marshall Mesa trailhead closed
  • Marshall Mesa restroom – total loss
  • 6.7 miles of OSMP trails
  • 3 bridges largely intact
  • ~15 signs lost
  • 2 of 63 cultural resources
  • Fox Stone barn and Hogan Homesite
  • 12 miles of Ag fencing and 29 gates
  • Solar stock watering pump
  • Tenant lost 10 bulls, 1 heifer, horse trailer and 5,000 bales of hay
  • ~2,000 acres of grassland
  • ~1.5M preliminary estimate

View the 55 minute video update starting at 10:45 to the Open Space Board of Trustees on January 12:

Slide deck from OSBT presentation:

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