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Wildlife Management Plan

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See the final draft

The Final Draft of the Wildlife Management Plan Update is now available. The project team will present this plan to Longmont's City Council on Sept. 24.

Public meetings on plan update

Due to our ever-changing community, the Envision Longmont Multimodal & Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Sustainability Plan, the Wildlife Management Plan is due for an update. The plan was originally adopted in 2006.

The City has hired topic expert professionals to lead us through a public process and a plan update, coming in 2019.

The first public meeting was held on Thursday, March 7. Approximately 55 interested individuals, including one Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member and two City Council members, attended this meeting. Presenters discussed recent Development Code updates related to Prairie Dog Management and information on the Resilient St. Vrain project. They also led a discussion related to the City’s Riparian Setback. Documents from the first public meeting include:

The second public meeting was held on Thursday, April 4 and focused on pollinators, native fish of the St. Vrain Creek, conflicts with wildlife, species that enrich Longmont’s quality of life and wildlife diversity. Documents from the second public meeting include:

The third public meeting was held on Wednesday, May 15 and included a Wildlife Management Plan progress presentation to the Board of Environmental Affairs. A fourth public meeting was held on Thursday, May 23 and included a findings presentation and visioning workshop.

A fifth public meeting was held on Monday, June 10. The project team will present a draft of the Wildlife Management Plan presentation to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Documents for this public meeting include:

Unless otherwise noted, meetings will be held at the Sunset Campus.

A City Council presentation will be scheduled following the last meeting.

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The intention of the Wildlife Management Plan is to develop a general City philosophy for allowing the coexistence of wildlife and human activities and to the extent possible, preserve wildlife habitats and promote improvements of degraded habitats, ensuring that Longmont’s high quality of life is maintained for its residents.


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