Colorado Open Lands has completed a conservation project in Larimer County that permanently protects 240 acres along Park Creek north of Fort Collins. The property serves as important wildlife habitat and includes 33 acres of wetlands. Owned by the Colorado State Land Board, the property is home to coyotes, prairie dogs, mule deer, white tail deer, and many bird species.  

Restoration and enhancement of the wetlands will be completed in the coming years with over 50 acres of inactive wetlands reestablished and the existing wetlands improved. Through this restoration work, healthy and diverse native plants and animals will improve the watershed and the habitat within. Once complete, the property will serve as a wetland mitigation bank.