About this event:
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Larimer County’s Red Mountain Open Space! Fort Collins’ largest natural area opened in June 2009. Celebrate this very special place and anniversary by learning about ongoing conservation efforts including updates on bison and black-footed ferrets. Explore the world-renowned ancient Lindenmeier site, geology, wildlife, plants, and more.
Ceremony 10-10:30 a.m., Soapstone Prairie’s South Parking Lot
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit interactive stations highlighting special aspects of these treasured places. Stop by anytime at Soapstone Prairie’s South and North parking lots, the Lindenmier Overlook (access from North Parking Lot), and Red Mountain Open Space’s Parking Lot.
Stations at Soapstone Prairie’s South Parking Lot will highlight prairie dogs and the ruins of the Guy Homestead. You can meet representatives from the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd and Folsom Grazing Association to learn how the bison and cattle they manage are achieving conservation goals.
At Soapstone Prairie’s North Parking Lot, stations will highlight the endangered black-footed ferrets, the Lindenmeier archeological site, geology, and wildflowers on the trail.
At Red Mountain Open Space’s parking area/trailhead, a station will highlight the special aspects of the site.
Van transportation to Soapstone Prairie is available for no charge, registration required. Please carpool, parking is limited. Soapstone Prairie is 25 miles north of Fort Collins, allow approximately 1 hour driving time and carefully observe the speed limits. The celebration activities are free, no registration required but you can sign up here for updates and a reminder.
Sign up here: https://engage.fcgov.com/ActivityRegistration/b8f00f10-0c99-4b13-a0d1-40ccb72758ff