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COSA Ranger Unitt Memorial

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Dear Cosa members, I am writing to let you know about the memorial service and procession that will be held for Ranger Brendan Unitt. Ranger Unitt died while responding to distress call on Horsetooth Reservoir last Thursday during a high wind event. The family of Ranger Unitt will be holding a private memorial service at […]

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COSA Trail Construction Cost per Mile

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Good morning COSA – We are in the midst of updating the City’s trail development fee. The fee, last updated in 2014, used approximately $450k per lineal mile of paved 10’ trail. However, the last few trail construction projects have come in between $800k – $2.2 million per mile, depending on the length, complexity, engineering […]

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COSA Free Environmental Education Virtual Workshops

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Are you looking for new opportunities and activities to engage learners outdoors? Get a flavor of what Project Learning Tree has to offer at these introductory workshops. Connect in a live Zoom session with PLT facilitators to explore the PLT program, engage in hands-on activities and learn about PLT resources for virtual and remote learning. […]

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COSA wildlife shade structures as a BMP?

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Good morning everyone, Has anyone constructed shade structures for wildlife? For instance, for deer on the eastern plains during hot summers and/or heavy snow events. If so, can you please send me any construction photos and/or specs? Cheers, Brandon B. Marette, CWB® Northeast Region Energy Liaison and Land Use Coordinator Direct (303) 291-7327 6060 Broadway, […]

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COSA Conservation Easement Acquisition Costs

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Good morning COSA community. I’m looking for any entities that would be willing to share information compiled regarding due diligence general costs associated with Conservation Easement Acquisitions. Thanks in advance for your time and help. Wade Willis, CPRE Open Space and Trails Manager Town of Windsor | Parks, Recreation & Culture 922 North 15th Street […]

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COSA Gold panning in open spaces/natural areas

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Good morning all – I hope you are staying safe and well. I just had a question come up from a citizen looking to pan for gold in the river recreationally (just a pan and a shovel, not commercial scale dredging, etc.) I’m sure this type of request has come up for many of you […]

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COSA Jeffco Open Space Job Posting- Parks Services Specialist

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Under general supervision, the Park Services Specialist will be responsible for operating trucks, heavy equipment, power and hand tools in order to perform routine maintenance and restoration to the development of fences, entry roads, parking lots, picnic areas, campgrounds, and buildings. This position is responsible for vandalism and graffiti mitigation on Jefferson County Open Space […]

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COSA Colorado Native Plant Society Virtual Webinars – Register Now

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Colorado Native Plant Society has two great webinars coming up. Check ’em out! Ecosystems in Colorado’s Southeast Prairie Saturday, August 15; 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Presenter: Carol English, M.S. This webinar will focus on several ecosystems within the Western Great Plains Ecoregion, including the shortgrass prairie, shale barrens, sandhill shrubland, playas, and southwestern great […]

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COSA 2021 State Trails Program Non-Motorized Grant Cycle now open; applica tions accepted through Oct. 1, 2020

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Good morning, The Colorado State Trails Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 Non-Motorized Grant Cycle. The grant cycle is open now through Thursday, October 1, 2020. To continue the goals of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the State Trails Program to improve trail recreation opportunities while protecting wildlife, habitat, and cultural […]

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COSA Job Posting – Park Ranger Supervisor

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Adams County is currently recruiting for a Park Ranger Supervisor to help create and lead a new ranger program for Adams County Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Arts Department. See below. The link is: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/adams/jobs/2830220/park-ranger-supervisor?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs SALARY: $64,126.56 – $89,777.18 Annually OPENING DATE: 08/04/20 CLOSING DATE: 08/18/20 04:30 PM WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE IN THIS JOB: […]