Open House on Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan
Stephen Ellsperman, Director of Parks and Open Space, 970-429-2034 or Stephen.Ellsperman@cityofaspen.com
Colorado – January 4, 2013– The City of Aspen, U.S. Forest
Service, and ACES are hosting an open house Wednesday, January 9 from 5:30-7:30pm
in the Rio Grande Meeting Room (455 Rio Grande Place) to discuss the long-term
master plan for the Smuggler Mountain Open Space.
The Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative
Plan is focused on approximately 4,000 acres of Forest Service land adjacent to
Smuggler Mountain Open Space, which includes parts of Smuggler Mountain and the
Hunter Creek valley. This area is
heavily used for recreation, and includes important wildlife habitat and scenic
value to the town. These factors,
coupled with this area’s location in Aspen’s wildland/urban interface and
involvement with multiple jurisdictions, necessitated the creation of a
The Plan has undergone an 18-month visioning and
planning process, including extensive public input, and is now in the final
stages of conceptual approval.
Representatives from the above agencies will be
available to discuss the Plan and address questions and comments.