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People value and desire a connection to the natural world, but pressures from increasing population and land uses that diminish natural features like wildlife corridors and waterways have resulted in environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Like many cities, Longmont is part of an ecosystem that incorporates the natural and built environment and strives to balance those with community livability. As Longmont continues to grow, it will be critical to incorporate a strong land ethic that recognizes the natural environment as a valuable asset to be preserved, protected, and restored in order to sustain both community livability and the vital ecosystem services we rely upon for clean air, water, and soil.

Conservation & Restoration in Longmont

Review how Longmont is preserving land through the Open Space Master Plan.

Review how Longmont is protecting wildlife through the Wildlife Management Plan.

Learn about current Park and Trail Development, including current and future projects.

Visit Forestry to learn about Longmont’s Tree Canopy Study and learn why our urban forest is so important.

Learn how Resilient St. Vrain is restoring the St. Vrain in an environmentally responsible method.

How can you help?

Discover and connect to nature in your own backyard, visit one of Longmont’s many nature areas.

Trees improve air quality, provide habitat, and more. Support your local urban forest by Donating a Tree or buy a discounted tree at Forestry’s yearly Arbor Day Sale.

Volunteer with Parks, Open Space &Trails.

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