Open space can help Boulder County’s economy by attracting quality workers for area businesses, increasing space for bike paths and other active transportation options between cities, and infusing local and tourist dollars into outdoor recreation activities.
Boulder County has 780 conservation easements protecting 40,000 acres of property. A conservation easement on privately owned agricultural land is a wonderful example of how prime agricultural land can be protected and still remain economically viable for local organic farmers.
Boulder County performs prescribed burns on open space. Prescribed burns reduce forest understory fuels to help decrease the occurrence and impact from large wildfires, and protect property and investments.