All research conducted on open space land requires a permit. Apply for a Research and Collections Permit (Web).
Small Research Grants Program
Jeffco Open Space offers Small Research Grants to individuals or groups to conduct applied studies on Jeffco Open Space lands.
- 2024 Jeffco Open Space Small Grants Announcement (PDF)
- 2024 Jeffco Open Space Small Grants Cover Sheet (PDF)
Front Range Research Symposium
The bi-annual Front Range Research Symposium is a collaborative effort among front range open space agencies, including Jeffco Open Space, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder County Open Space, and others. This symposium hopes to inspire coordination, collaboration, and partnership among researchers focused on open space management topics. The second bi-annual symposium was hosted by Jeffco Open Space in April of 2019. View 2019 symposium information (PDF).
Jeffco Open Space Research
Jeffco Open Space conducts research studies to inform management of natural and cultural resources, as well as the visitor experience.
Designated Use Trails
e-Bikes in Jeffco Open Space
Learn about the GOCO Conservation Excellence Grant to study courtesy (Web)
Trail Courtesy Workshop Summary (PDF)
Trail Courtesy Research: Mountain Bikers (PDF)
Trail Courtesy Research: Trail Runners (PDF)
Apex Park Trail Management Assessment
Rattlesnake Research Study, North Table Mountain Park
Citizen Science Program
Jeffco Open Space participates in the following Citizen Science Programs:
Partners and studies related to open space management: