May 19, 2014
Glassier Steering Committee to meet, discuss recreation
BASALT – Recreational uses of Pitkin County’s Glassier Open Space will be the focus when the steering committee that is helping draft a management plan for the property next convenes, on Wednesday, May 21.
The group will meet in the Town Council chambers at Basalt Town Hall from 5-7 p.m. Discussion topics will include creating a sustainable trail connection to the Crown, dogs, fishing access, parking and other potential recreation, as well as wildlife protection.
The steering committee has been meeting monthly since February to help Pitkin County Open Space and Trails draft a management plan for about 282 acres located off Hooks Spur Road in the Emma area. The open space, acquired in two pieces, stretches from the Roaring Fork River up onto the slopes of the Crown, a popular recreation area managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The management plan will address agriculture, recreation and wildlife conservation on the open space. Anyone with an interest in the planning is welcome at the meeting. Go to www.pitkinostprojects.com to keep tabs on the Glassier planning process as well as other Open Space and Trails projects.
Contact: Gary Tennenbaum, assistant director
970-920-5355 or firstname.lastname@example.org