Boulder County Wildlife Impact Report Regulation

Requiring buildings and landscapes to avoid harming wildlife and plants (Wildlife Impact Report Regulation), 1998

BOULDER COUNTY, CO

Infographic by the World Bank.

Infographic by the World Bank.

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.

GOAL

To avoid harming wildlife and plants, especially threatened or endangered ones.

WHO CAN TAKE ACTION

Developers of new, large buildings or landscapes.

OUTCOME

The regulation has helped limit development, which is important because Boulder county is rural with a lot of wildlife and plants.

CONTACT

Planning Department, Boulder County Land Use Department, 303-441-3930, Planner@BoulderCounty.org

LAST UPDATED

November 11, 2015