Education, Outreach and Special Events
Educational programs are important tools for land management and public awareness of Douglas County’s protected properties. Education through interpretive programs and guided hikes teach respect for natural resources and land stewardship, while allowing people to develop a sense of ownership and community service.
- Educational programs – Several properties serve as ‘classrooms’ for environmental education and historical interpretation. For example, Prairie Canyon Ranch is managed as a working cattle ranch to preserve historic values and protect wildlife habitat, while it also provides unique educational opportunities for students of any age. Topics of study could include plant and animal ecology, Colorado history, agriculture, aquatic studies, geology and geography.
- Outreach – Staff and volunteers may be available to present special programs or displays for events, or provide an overview and history of the Division to various organizations.
- Special Events – Events such as horse rides, guided hikes, celebrations, or educational demonstrations can be hosted at one of the open space properties.
Hike/snowshoe on Bald Mountain and True Mountain
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Late Winter Snowshoe/Hike at True and Bald Mountains
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please join Douglas Land Conservancy and Douglas County Open Space for a morning on the trails at True and Bald Mountains. Depending on the weather conditions this will be a hike or a snowshoe event. We will be in touch as the event draws near. Hiking is available on this conservation easement property only with guided access during special hikes with Douglas County Open Space. Because this is a private property, directions to the property will be provided upon registration for this hike.