Boulder Open Space Conservancy

A nonprofit organization

$57,280 raised by 94 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

Boulder Open Space Conservancy, an official non-profit partner with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks department, inspires gifts of donation and collective stewardship projects from people like you who utilize and love Boulder's open spaces, trails and habitats. Funds raised and volunteer efforts are spent on protecting, enhancing, and preserving Boulder's legacy of open space and mountain parks for current and future generations.

Last year, the Boulder Open Space Conservancy Board of Trustees approved a new Strategic Plan that focuses on projects to serve Boulder's climate resilience goals. Projects we plan to be working on in partnership with City of Boulder OSMP in the next 2-3 years:

  • Connecting Youth with Nature – Providing experiences and places for our youth to become inspired by nature and develop future stewards of the natural world.
  • Climate Resilience and “Re-Wilding” our Public Lands – restoration, preservation and enhancement of ecosystems to support plant and animal communities.
  • Responsible Recreation and Infrastructure – supporting world-class recreation experiences on our public lands through equitable access with trail construction and maintenance, trailhead enhancements and improved visitor amenities.

Go to the Programs page for more information. Follow BOSC for the latest updates on these important projects. These can all be possible thanks to your generous care and support! 


"We so appreciate this effort initiated by community members who cherish Boulder open space and their deep passion to help our community support and connect with their remarkable public land system," said Tracy Winfree, former director of OSMP. "This partnership will help us leverage community support to create new opportunities for community members and our visitors to enjoy and protect their open space."

"Boulder Open Space Conservancy is founded in the belief that these beautiful lands are our shared legacy and our shared responsibility. We believe in the importance of connecting people to the land, and, through that connection, creating a community commitment that will work to preserve it for future generations," said Diane Murphy, BOSC chair. "Together with OSMP, residents and visitors, we will work to continue Boulder's proud legacy of open space conservation and ensure that Boulder's greatest asset - open space - will continue to thrive through community stewardship and investment."


Boulder Open Space Conservancy is a non-profit organization that partners with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks to promote and enhance the ecological resilience of our public lands to climate change through sponsorship of conservation projects and community education, for the benefit of all current and future generations of Boulder citizens and visitors.

Background Statement

The Boulder Open Space Conservancy (BOSC) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that was formed at the 50th anniversary of the Boulder open space program, and operates through a public-private partnership with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks department to help the city steward those lands for the next fifty years and beyond.

This partnership is a unique collaboration of two equal and independent entities: City of Boulder OSMP and the community nonprofit BOSC. Each organization brings the shared goal of better fulfilling the charter for OSMP with mutual trust & respect, diverse skills, and strengths.

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Organization name

Boulder Open Space Conservancy

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Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 1765
Boulder, CO 80306


P.O. Box 1765
Boulder, CO 80306

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US

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