Research Permits

All research conducted on open space land requires a permit. Apply for a Research and Collections Permit.

Small Research Grants Program

Applications for 2018 Small Research Grants are now open. Jeffco Open Space offers Small Research Grants to individuals or groups to perform research or inventories on Jeffco Open Space lands. 

Potential applicants must contact the program coordinator, Hillary King, by December 11, 2017 at 303.271.5924 or [email protected] to discuss the feasibility of the project. Proposals are due by January 16, 2018. 

2018 Program Details and Application Information

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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 inaugural symposium was hosted by Boulder Open Space and Mountain parks in April of 2017. View Symposium Information.

Jeffco Open Space Research

Jeffco Open Space conducts research studies to inform management of natural and cultural resources, as well as the visitor experience.

e-Bikes in Jeffco Open Space

View e-Bike Presentation
Download e-Bike Brochure
View e-Bike Visitor Survey Results

Apex Park Trail Management Assessment

View 2017 Apex Park Trail Management Assessment Fact Sheet
View Full 2017 Apex Park Trail Management Assessment Presentation

Rattlesnake Research Study, North Table Mountain Park

View the findings report from Adaptation Environmental Services

Citizen Science Program

Jeffco Open Space participates in the following Citizen Science Programs:

FrogWatch USA
Butterfly Monitoring

Other Research

Partners and studies related to open space management:

Nest Box with Eggs
e-Bike Survey
Swallowtail Butterfly