Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5631   Event: CSU RS432 Vegetation Monitoring Class
Application Date: 07/12/2019    Event Date: 09/26/2019   Thru: 10/03/2019
Organization: Colorado State University   Phone: 9704913316
Address: 1472 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Contact 1 Name: Jayne Jonas-Bratten
Address: 1472 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO 80523
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Education
Eagle's Nest Open Space

The Special Use Permit will support access to Eagle’s Nest Open Space by students in Colorado State University’s RS432 Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring and RS532 Rangeland Ecosystem Sampling courses at permanently marked transects in the North Middle Pasture used by these courses for the past 5+ years. On 9/26/2019, students will gain experience estimating plant production using the comparative yield method (method requires clipping a small amount of vegetation for calibrating visual estimates) and assessing plant composition using the dry-weight rank method (non-destructive method). On 10/3/2019, students will gain experience estimating livestock utilization using two different methods (height-weight method, landscape appearance method); both methods are largely non-destructive to the plant community. I will coordinate with Travis Rollins and adjust protocols/methods, if needed. Data collected, along with information about livestock grazing will provide students experience performing calculations to estimate stocking rates using several different methods, as well as range condition relative to the historic climax plant community based on the NRCS Ecological Site Description. Protocols from Fall 2018 field trips are attached, although some minor wording changes may be made the activities will be the same for Fall 2019.

As in past years, we will park two 12-passenger CSU vans and 1-2 private vehicles in the Eagle’s Nest parking lot and walk down the two-track road to the cairns marking the three transects. There will be no more than 25 students, 1 teaching assistant, and 1 instructor at the site on either date as part of these activities. Students will be instructed to respect the site and minimize their impacts (remove all materials/equipment prior to departure, etc.). Although we have not had issues in the past (to my knowledge), the instructor and teaching assistant will monitor student use of the site to try and ensure proper use.

Estimated Participants: 27   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Thu. 09/26/2019: 2 PM - 4:40 PM
   Thu. 10/03/2019: 2 PM - 4:40 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 07/16/2019
I have submitted an inquiry to CSU Risk Management and Insurance regarding the COI requested. I will submit the document as soon as it is available.

2. Date Submitted: 08/13/2019
Attached is the COI from Colorado State University for this event application. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: Per Jayne, CSU will provide COI after 8/1/19.

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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

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Final Disposition


Hi Jayne,

Your special event permit application has been approved. Please print the permits and have them available for the duration of your work.

Have a wonderful evening!