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2017 Small Grants Support River Restoration, Bison, Bluebirds, Other Projects
Larimer County News Release
LOVELAND, Colo. – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources proudly awarded $19,217 in grant funds to support 13 community and neighborhood projects that help connect people to the land.

The awards were given to a variety of individuals and organizations in Larimer County through the department's Small Grants for Community Partnering program. They were presented to grantees by county commissioners and staff during a ceremony at last month's Open Lands Advisory Board meeting in Loveland.

The 13 grantees, projects, amounts and locations include:


Project Name

Award Amount

Audubon Rockies

Habitat Hero


Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Larimer County Bluebird Project


Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Devil’s Backbone Open Space and other locations in Larimer County
Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust

Swift Ponds Invasive Weed Project


Fort Collins/Windsor
Estes Land Stewardship Association

Estes Land Stewardship Assoc. (ELSA) Weed Booklet


Estes Valley
Estes Valley Community Garden

Estes Valley Community Garden Gathering Area


Estes Park
Glacier View Meadows Subdivision

Crellin Canyon Weed Mitigation Project


Kate Wilkins

Effects of Bison Reintroduction to Grassland Birds, Mammals and Vegetation in the Laramie Foothills


Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space
Overland Mountain Bike Club

Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol


Northern Larimer County
Red Feather Lakes Community Library

Library in the Landscape


Red Feather Lakes
Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy

Communities, Cameras and Conservation


Hermit Park and Chimney Hollow open spaces
The Growing Project

Young Farmer Training Program


North Fort Collins
Trails at Vista Bonita Homeowners Association

Baker Lake Improved Access Project


Northeast Fort Collins
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

North Fork Big Thompson River Revegetation Project


County Road 43 (between Drake and Glen Haven)

Small Grants for Community Partnering is an initiative of Larimer County Department of Natural Resources to disperse a portion of Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax dollars for projects that help connect people to the land. Annually, $20,000 is set aside from the tax funds for grant awards up to $2,000 per project per year. Since 2008, Larimer County has awarded $267,153 for 181 community and neighborhood projects.

For more information about the program, contact Jennifer Almstead, grant program coordinator, at (970) 619-4569 or, or visit