MANAGEMENT PLAN GOES TO OPEN SPACE BOARD NOV. 4 A updated management plan for Sky Mountain Park will go to the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board for possible approval on Nov. 4. A link to the board meeting will be provided here when it becomes available.
The board's review follows a month-long public comment period on the draft plan that ended Oct. 17. Above, find links to the draft plan, a summary of the management actions in the plan (for those looking a synopsis of the proposals), and the plan appendices (including a history of the area that is now Sky Mountain Park).
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is updating the management plan for the park for the first time since an initial management plan was adopted in 2012. The 2,400-acre Park preserves an important swath of unfragmented wildlife habitat and open space while providing seasonal trail access and protecting scenic views. The draft 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 the initial questionnaire and a summary of the results are available below.