Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4590   Event: Geologic Field Methods course at CU Boulder.
Application Date: 04/13/2019    Event Date: 05/23/2019   Thru: 05/24/2019
Contact 1 Name: Mike Zawaski
Address: Benson Earth Sciences, 2200 Colorado Ave.
Boulder CO 80309
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Education
Devil's Backbone Open Space

Our Field Geology class would like to walk the trails of the Devil’s Backbone area from the trailhead and linking up with the Coyote Ridge Trail (we have a permit through the city of Fort Collins). Our goal is to map the geology that can be seen in the area. Your area provides some different geologic units and structural features than what we have in Boulder.
Our plan is to start at the Coyote Ridge Trail on 23 May and continue west but not get as far as the actual Devil’s Backbone. On 24 May, we will begin at the Devil’s Backbone Parking Lot, hike north, and return to the same parking lot. Students can collect most of their measurements from outcrops next to the trail.
In case of bad weather, we would modify our plan depending upon the condition of trails (e.g., muddy). For example, if weather prevented us from mapping on one day, we would split the group into two groups and have each group walk from either the Devil’s Backbone trailhead or the Coyote Ridge trailhead. Groups would then pass each other in the middle and end at the opposite trailhead where they would get into the van left by the other group. The dates for this activity might be pushed to 27 or 28 May if weather has prevented us from completing our earlier activities during the previous weeks.
Class size is 24 people total (including instructor and TA). To reduce our impact, we will split the class in groups of two people and groups will be required to stay apart.
Our class will have been instructed on the LNT principles. Students will not carry rock hammers and no samples will be collected.
After speaking on the phone to Jeffrey Boring, he suggested I note that CU Boulder has had this permit in the past. I was the instructor for this same class in June of 2015, 2016, and 2017.
I have not submitted payment because Jeffrey Boring said this would be waived for our institution.
I apologize for failing to abide by the 60 day rule, but I recently received notice that I would be teaching this course.
Thank you for your help,
Mike Zawaski

Estimated Participants: 24   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Thu. 05/23/2019: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
   Fri. 05/24/2019: 9 AM - 4:30 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 04/15/2019

2. Date Submitted: 04/16/2019
Here are the two additional files you requested from CU. Here is the text from that office explaining the attachments.
"The university cannot name additional insureds and the letter will explain that. Please send both documents to your contact at Larimer County."

3. Date Submitted: 04/16/2019
Hello. Here are the files you requested for our insurance certificate. Thanks, Mike

4. Date Submitted: 04/17/2019

Here are the insurance files you needed for my permit. Thanks, Mike

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

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Final Disposition


Good Morning Mike,

Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permits and have them available for the duration of your events.

Have a great weekend!