Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6056   Event: Recording Recreation Sounds
Application Date: 09/20/2022    Event Date: 10/01/2022   Thru: 06/01/2023
Organization: Mark Ditmer   Phone:
Address: USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Contact 1 Name: Mark Ditmer
Address: 240 W Prospect Rd
Fort Collins CO 80526
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jcSEyYAAAAAJ&hl=en
Type of Event: Research
Hermit Park Open Space,Horsetooth Reservoir,Horsetooth Mountain Open Space,Ramsay-Shockey Open Space

I am a research ecologist with the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station located in Fort Collins. As part of my research on the responses of wildlife to increased recreation on National Forests, my goal is to record audio of various recreation types (e.g., mountain biking, skiing), and group sizes of recreationists. These recordings will be part of a larger experiment on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in WY that pairs camera trips with audio playback devices of the recreation sounds. The recordings will be collected by me on fair weather days. They will be collected passively - i.e., no interactions or requests of the people recreating. No video or photography will occur - I will be equipped with a small recording device set on a tripod a set distance from selected trails.

I will need more guidance about this insurance requirement. I have never needed insurance for conducting research of any sort in the past. The USFS insures me for any work accidents but I cannot imagine the agency providing any special level documentation for insurance specific to Larimer County lands.

Estimated Participants: 1   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Sat. 10/01/2022: 0700 AM - 0900 AM
   Sat. 11/05/2022: 0700 AM - 0900 AM
   Sat. 12/03/2022: 0700 AM - 0900 AM
   Sat. 01/07/2023: 0700 AM - 0900 AM
   Sat. 02/04/2023: 0700 AM - 0900 AM
   Sat. 03/04/2023: 0700 AM - 0900 AM
   Sat. 04/01/2023: 0700 AM - 0900 AM

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: We can waive the requirement to provide proof of insurance for the USFS/USDA since we are aware that the Federal government does not purchase insurance. Thank you

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Final Disposition


Hello Mark,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

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

Have fun and enjoy the outdoors!