Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6012   Event: CSU Rangeland Sampling Field Trips
Application Date: 05/23/2022    Event Date: 09/22/2022   Thru: 09/30/2022
Organization: Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship   Phone:
Address: 1472 Campus Delivery, CSU
Contact 1 Name: Jake Courkamp
Address: 1472 Campus Delivery CSU
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 (excluding 2020 due to Covid-19). On 9/22/2022, 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 9/29/2022, students will gain experience estimating livestock utilization using two different methods (height-weight method, landscape appearance method); both methods are largely non-destructive (some biomass clipping is done to calibrate visual production estimates). Protocols and methods can be adjusted if needed. Data collected, along with information about livestock grazing, if available, 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.

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 32 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 and ensure proper use.

Estimated Participants: 35   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Thu. 09/22/2022: 1 PM - 5 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 08/08/2022
I am attaching a certificate of insurance from CSU naming Larimer County Open Space as the certificate holder. Please let me know if there are any issues or you need anything else from me. Thanks!

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: Signed fee worksheet - Jordan Williams 6/21/22

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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you

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Final Disposition


God Morning Jake,

Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event.

Enjoy your day!