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Natural Land Preservation Advisory Board
Board Overview
The purpose of the Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board is to oversee the acquisition, protection, stewardship, and use of the city's open spaces and natural lands in such a manner that will enhance the natural beauty of the city and provide for the enjoyment, health, and general welfare of its residents.

At a Glance
Specifications Details
Established by Resolution R-2009-6
Number on Board Five regular members, one alternate
Length of Term Three years
Council Liaison Sweetie Marbury
Regular Meeting Time Second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting Location Recreation Center

  • Provides recommendations relative to planning, developing, and implementing the Open Space Program
  • Reviews open space dedications within new developments
  • Evaluates and prioritizes parcels of land for inclusion in the Open Space Program
  • Develops and refines open space management policies
  • Reviews improvements on open space parcels
  • Promotes stewardship of the city's natural lands and maintain a healthy forest

Current Members
Name Appointed Term Expires
Michael Burke 05/17/2016 01/31/2018
Steve McClung, Ex-Officio Colorado Parks and Wildlife NA NA
Adam Howell, Alternate 02/10/2015 01/31/2018
Cathy Metz, Parks & Recreation Director NA NA
Amaya Holliday, Youth Ex-Officio 05/04/2016 07/31/2017
Mark Smith, Chair 01/31/2014 01/31/2017
Steve Whiteman, Vice Chair 01/31/2014 01/31/2017
Mike Matz 02/23/2016 01/31/2019
Susan Ulery 05/17/2016 01/31/2019