Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5662   Event: Ponderosa pine cone collecting
Application Date: 09/11/2019    Event Date: 09/21/2019
Organization: Colorado State University   Phone:
Contact 1 Name: Katie Nigro
Address: 309 S. Loomis Ave
Fort Collins CO 80521
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Research
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

I would like to collect ponderosa pine cones for a study evaluating the relative effects of environmental conditions and maternal genetics on seedling establishment and growth. This year is a mast year for ponderosa pine, meaning the trees are producing many more cones than usual and thus is an ideal time to collect some for research purposes. Horsetooth Mountain is an ideal location to collect ponderosa pine cones for this study as it is near the lower elevational limit of their range and thus will provide a contrast in environmental conditions to higher elevation sites that I am collecting from. I plan to collect approximately 200 cones from 10 trees (20 cones/tree). I will only collect from trees that have an abundance of cones. To collect the cones, I will clip them with a pole pruner, causing minimal damage to the rest of the tree. I will tag each tree with a nail and tree tag in order to identify which trees have been collected from. I will be the only person going out to collect cones and it will only take me one day to sample the 10 trees.

Estimated Participants: 1   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Sat. 09/21/2019: 8 AM - 5 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 09/12/2019
I would also like to core each tree I collect cones from, to collect data on age and annual growth patterns. This has no lasting long term effects on the tree.

2. Date Submitted: 09/23/2019
I have attached the certificate of insurance with Larimer County listed as the certificate holder.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: 9/20/19-Fee Worksheet emailed to be signed. ms
9/20/19-Will sign when has access to do so.

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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

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Final Disposition


Hello Katie,

Your special event permit application has been approved. Please print the application and have it available for the duration of you event.

Have fun!