Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 7190   Event: Colorado State University FW 400 Field Trip: Transition Stream Sampling
Application Date: 08/01/2023    Event Date: 09/16/2023
Organization: Colorado State Unversity   Phone: 9704915020
Contact 1 Name: Samuel Lewis
Address: 1474 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

To: Larimer County Parks and Open Space From: Yoichiro Kanno, Associate Professor, FWCB; Samuel Lewis, PhD Student, FWCB Re: Requirements for Application for Eagle’s Nest Open Space I am applying for a Special Event permit to hold a 3-hour field trip at the Eagle’s Nest Open Space on Saturday September 16th, 2023 in the morning (8:30-11:30 AM). Application Fee: I am asking for a waiver of the application fee, since this is for educational and research purposes. Criteria • This activity is consistent with the educational and research missions of the County NR Department, and would be low impact. • All students will arrive in as few vehicles as possible, while meeting the COVID-19 requirements. We plan to arrive in 5 vehicles including one for a CPW fishery crew (led by Boyd Wright). Thus, impacts from noise, trash, parking, and traffic will be low. • The trip has encountered few other users during the last 10 years when my predecessor, Dr. Kurt Fausch, ran the field trip (2011-2016) and I ran the trip (2017-2021), mainly because of early arrival on Saturday morning. Moreover, if other users come, they often want to travel farther away from the access point where we work, to fish or hike. • We will comply with all regulations. Specifically, we will sample fish with the CPW Native Aquatic Species Biologist Boyd Wright, under his collecting permit. • We will require no Larimer County staff to hold the field trip, and will police ourselves. I am responsible for the general conduct of the students, beyond their own responsibilities as adults. • This is the most appropriate location for our field trip because we intend to collect annual data at the same location, which will help us monitor impacts of the proposed Halligan Reservoir expansion on fish populations. Other reaches of the river that are useful for this event are private land. • The toilet facilities at the parking area are available and sufficient for our needs. • No areas should be disturbed, so none should need to be reclaimed. • In the past, we have benefitted the Nat Resources Dept by providing a list of the fishes captured and a few photos. Insurance – I have secured a Certificate of Liability Insurance from the carrier that insures Colorado State University, which will meet or exceeds the requirements of Larimer County. The Certificate is submitted together within this memo. Liability waivers – All students who attend the field trip will complete an individual liability waiver provided by the CSU, and I will have these on file. Each student has been asked to sign the waiver for the field trip, and to provide their medical insurance information. Medical coverage and sanitation plan –I will carry a first-aid kit, and phone numbers for emergency medical assistance, should it be needed, and arrange for transportation from the site to the hospital. Students will be asked to use the toilet facilities before going down to the river, and all trash or other refuse will be picked up and removed. Since students are not eating lunch at the site, this should not be a problem. COVID – We will abide by regulations and recommendations (https://covid.colostate.edu/) by the CSU Public Health, Center for Disease Control and Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. Each student is required to report symptoms online in the morning of the field day. Equipment – CPW and CSU will supply two backpack electrofishing units and all gear required to capture and hold fish safely. All fish will be returned to the water at the end of the field trip, after students are able to see and hold them, and discuss their conservation. Counts of each species will be recorded by the CPW crew and will be available to the County DNR. Emergency Response – Phone numbers for both fire and ambulance will be carried by me during the field trip. No fires will be started for the event. Contact person – Samuel Lewis is the contact person for the event. Boyd Wright is an alternate. Cell phones are provided below: Samuel Lewis (Colorado State Univ.) 408-458-6744 Yoichiro Kanno (Colorado State Univ.) 970-632-0952 Boyd Wright (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) 970-261-8912 Communication Plan – I carry phone numbers for an emergency contact for each student, in case of an emergency. Phone numbers for emergencies (police, ambulance, fire) will also be carried.

Estimated Participants: 35   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Sat. 09/16/2023: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Approved with the 2023-2024 CSU certificate of insurance on file. Thank you

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Final Disposition


Good Morning Samuel,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

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

Have a pleasant day!