PARTNERS ADOPT SKY MOUNTAIN PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board approved an updated Sky Mountain Park Management Plan on Nov. 4. The Snowmass Village Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Board voted Nov. 17 to recommend adoption of the plan by the Snowmass Village Town Council. The council approved the plan on Dec. 6 - the final step in adoption of the updated management plan.
Links to the plan (and a cover memo explaining the most recent tweaks to the document), along with the plan's appendices, are provided above. The Open Space Board's adoption of the plan followed a month-long public comment period on the plan that ended Oct. 17.
The Sky Mountain Park Management Plan update is the first to occur since an initial management plan was adopted in 2012. The 2,400-acre Park preserves an important swath of wildlife habitat and open space while providing seasonal trail access and protecting scenic views. The latest plan incorporates input from 650-plus public responses to an initial questionnaire and other stakeholder input, as well as natural-resource studies and reports. Results from that initial questionnaire and a summary of the results are available below.