March 12, 2009

Good news for Betasso!

For those who want to read a LONG (the exec summary is at the beginning) statement about what BCPOS plans to do with the Benjamin property: click here (scroll down to “planning and public involvement”)

For those who don’t want to wade through it:

“A new trail system extending off of the existing Canyon Loop Trail will allow visitors to explore new territory and will provide diverse experiences including a potential future connection to Fourmile Canyon for mountain bikers and others. The new trail system will double the available trail mileage by adding 4.6 miles of additional trails, thus creating a total of 9.3 miles of multiple use trails throughout Betasso Preserve, one of the highest densities of trails on Boulder County open space properties.”

“In addition, if an opportunity arises, BCPOS will investigate the feasibility of a potential new trail in the southeast corner of Betasso Preserve that would provide a new link between Boulder Canyon and the Canyon Loop Trail.”

The meeting to provide comments and meet up with BCPOS (open to the public) is March 24, 2009, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Houston Room at the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s office (1750 33rd Street, Boulder).