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    Fax: 970-328-7185

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    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631


Community open house dates for Hardscrabble Ranch management plan set for May 17, May 23

Contact: Diane Mauriello, Open Space Manager, 970-328-8698,

May 10, 2018 – The Eagle County Open Space Department will host two open house events in May to present the management planning process and solicit comments from the public regarding the Hardscrabble Ranch Open Space parcel. Interested parties are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

The first session will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 and the second session will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Both sessions will be hosted at the Brush Creek Pavilion located at 909 Capitol Street in Eagle. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

“It’s very important for us to get the community’s input on the Hardscrabble Ranch Open Space parcel, especially considering the unique nature of the property and the different uses that are being contemplated,” said Eagle County Open Space Manager Diane Mauriello.

A brief presentation about the Hardscrabble Ranch Open Space and the management planning process will be given at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. during each of the sessions. Maps and comment cards will be available for attendees to provide feedback or indicate on a map what they’d like to see on the property. These comments will be considered in the development of the management plan.

For those unable to attend the open house events, public comments can also be submitted online at

Eagle County acquired the 1540-acre Hardscrabble Ranch in December of 2017. The purchase was made possible through a number of funding partnerships, including the Town of Eagle, Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee, Great Outdoors Colorado, the Eagle Valley Land Trust and a number of private donors.

Information on Hardscrabble Ranch Open Space and the management planning process can be found at  

For additional details, contact Mauriello at 970-328-8698 or