Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5722   Event: Annual Cicada Emergence Survey
Application Date: 02/10/2020    Event Date: 05/01/2020   Thru: 06/30/2020
Contact 1 Name: Timothy McNary
Address: 2404 Moffett
Fort Collins CO 80526
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Timothy McNary


Event Information

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

Renewal for 2019 special event 4551

Each year since 2009, I have surveyed for the emergence of Platypedia putnami (a cicada) along the hiking trail to Horsetooth Falls and back. A survey is completed by walking the trail, counting and collecting the cicada exuvia (shed skins). Total number, date, location and sex for each exuvia is recorded, and the exuvia is saved for deposition at CSU Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity. In addition, up to 100 other insects desired by the museum will be collected and preserved for deposition at the museum. No off trail access is needed or collecting equipment used, such at nets. Reports will be provided, as requested.

Here are the mega data on exuvia found each year:
2009- 136 exuvia
2010- 0
2011- 3
2012- 2
2013- 179
2014- 0
2015- 12
2016- 0
2017- 0
2018- 13
2019- 2
2020- ?

I request exemption from fee and insurance requirements, as I am the sole participant and walking trails as any other public participant walking on the trails.

Estimated Participants: 1   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Fri. 05/01/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM
   Sat. 05/02/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM
   Sun. 05/03/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM
   Mon. 05/04/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM
   Tue. 05/05/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM
   Wed. 05/06/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM
   Thu. 05/07/2020: 7 AM - 9 PM

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


Hello Timothy,

Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permit(s) and have them available for the duration of your event.