Natural Resources

412-acre donation to County results in new 7.5-mile trail and wildlife habitat preservation.

Construction is underway on 7.5-miles of soft-surface trail that, when finished in the Fall of 2018, will connect existing public trails on Douglas County’s Bayou Gulch Open Space to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. The new trails are made possible through a mutually-beneficial, public private partnership between Douglas County and Two Bridges, LLC., developer of… Read On

Journey back in time on May 5 and May 19

Have you ever seen pre-historic mammoth remains or toured an 1860’s pioneer property?  These encounters and more are in store during National Historic Preservation Month activities in Douglas County. On May 5, free, guided tours offer area adventure seekers the opportunity to learn about some of Douglas County’s first inhabitants. The tours feature the Lamb… Read On

Noxious weeds a problem on your property? Sign up for Noxious Weed Symposium on March 17.

Noxious weeds are a part of the Colorado landscape, but how do you control them to protect the land they infest, preserve native plants, turf and agricultural crops? Learn more about the different types of noxious weeds, proper herbicide application techniques and the safe use of pesticides at the County’s Noxious Weed Symposium March 17,… Read On

Douglas County Acquires 2,038-Acre Sandstone Ranch for Preservation as Open Space

One of the largest and most historic properties in Colorado, located along the foothills between Denver and Colorado Springs, is now protected by Douglas County, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners announced today. “We recognize that the Sandstone Ranch acquisition is so much more than just the preservation of 2,038 acres,” said Roger Partridge, on… Read On

County reveals 2017 Citizen Survey results

Consistent with the Board of Douglas County Commissioners’ commitment to open, transparent and accountable government, for the seventh time since 2006 the Board retained Hill Research Consultants to conduct an independent survey of Douglas County voters. The survey assessed voter satisfaction with delivery of County services; requested input on the Board’s spending priorities and quality… Read On