Open Space Upcoming Events

Douglas County Open Space began as a land conservation program in 1995 to preserve land, protect natural resources and provide appropriate educational and recreational opportunities. Citizens of the County voted to support the program with a one-sixth of one percent sales tax that has protected almost 50,000 acres of land.   Ten trailheads on these Douglas County open space properties are open to the public with 77 miles of trails.

 May 20 – Western Heritage & Cowboy Skills Clinic

Join the Welch Family and learn about ranch horsemanship, sorting & stockmanship and then apply it all on a 300-head cattle drive.  The clinic will take place May 20 on the Greenland Ranch. For more information call 303-663-6887 or email

May 29 –  Douglas Land Conservancy Annual Memorial Day Guided Birding Hike at DuPont Open Space

7 – 11:30 a.m.  – REGISTER NOW

DuPont Open Space provides great nesting habitats for many different, beautiful species of birds. This family friendly hike is moderately easy and there will be many stops to talk and witness wildlife. Last year’s hikers spotted over 50 species!

The hike will begin at 7 am at DuPont Park, 8020 Main Street, Louviers. There is plenty of parking, restroom facilities, and a picnic shelter at the park. Pack a picnic lunch for after the hike, if you wish.  Bring plenty of water, a snack, sun protection, binoculars, camera, and wear long pants as there is some poison ivy in the area. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

Space is limited. The hike is free, but a $10 per person donation to DLC is suggested.

Our hikes fill quickly. If the event is full contact Amy Graziano at or 303.688.8025 to be added to the wait list.