Natural Lands 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. 

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At a Glance

Established byResolution R-2018-8
Number on BoardFive regular members, one alternate
Length of TermThree years
City Council LiaisonCouncilor Kim Baxter
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationRecreation 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, including natural surface trails
  • Promotes stewardship of the city’s natural lands and maintain a healthy forest

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresTerm #
Ian Altman
Feb. 2019Jan. 20221
Suzanne Connors, Alternate
March 2018Jan. 201211
Ryan CoxFeb. 2020Jan. 20231
Adam Howell
March 2018Jan. 20212
Mark Smith, Chair
Feb. 2020Jan. 20235
Laura Trimboli, Vice Chair
Feb. 2019Jan. 20221
Kim Baxter, City Council LiaisonN/AN/AN/A
Cathy Metz, Parks & Recreation DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Steve McClung, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Ex-Officio