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Curious about something you saw or heard about in our amazing natural areas? Check out the information on this page. These postings offer information on topics or concerns raised by visitors or neighbors to our natural area properties or other information about our sites that will increase knowledge and appreciation of these community assets.

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Grazing in Natural Areas

  • Grazing helps keep noxious weeds in check and allows native grasses to re-populate the landscape. Short-duration, intensive grazing is particularly effective at noxious weed control.
  • Hoof action by livestock breaks down dead grass material (known as thatch) that sits on top of the soil and aerates the soil underneath, improving soil quality.

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Beavers

  • Beavers are a natural part of Colorado ecosystems
  • Beavers are fascinating creatures; they are rodents, which means they have large front teeth that never stop growing
  • Beavers are ecosystem engineers, they can change an ecosystem to suit their needs. Their changes also benefit many other plant and animal species.

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Contact Us

Natural Areas & Trails

321 N 16th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

970-350-9205 tel
trails@greeleygov.com