Requiring buildings and landscapes to avoid harming wildlife and plants (Wildlife Impact Report Regulation), 1998
BOULDER COUNTY, CO
HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOU
Protecting endangered animals or plants, and food crops can reduce disease in all living things including people. Losing biodiversity of species can result in a loss of jobs, food, medicines and industries that support life.
Boulder county created a regulation requiring developers to submit a wildlife impact report. If they find threatened or endangered species, the Board may require measures to protect them.
To avoid harming wildlife and plants, especially threatened or endangered ones.
WHO CAN TAKE ACTION
Developers of new, large buildings or landscapes.
The regulation has helped limit development, which is important because Boulder county is rural with a lot of wildlife and plants.
Planning Department, Boulder County Land Use Department, 303-441-3930, Planner@BoulderCounty.org
November 11, 2015