Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership
In October of 2012 Clear Creek County joined forces with Boulder County, Gilpin County, Larimer County, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (Arapaho/Roosevelt) and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife to form the Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership (NFRRSSMP). The purpose of this partnership is to develop a landscape-level, multi-jurisdictional strategy to provide safe, responsible and accessible recreational sport shooting opportunities while addressing conflicts near residential areas and with other recreation users across the northern Colorado Front Range.
The NFRRSSMPs strategy consists of 3 key pieces.
1. Each county identifies potential designated shooting areas. The NFRRSSMP developed preliminary criteria for the Counties to utilize in locating potentially suitable shooting areas that could be developed. View a map of the Clear Creek County results (PDF). Each County then developed their own additional criteria to review each site, view Clear Creek County's criteria (PDF). Clear Creek County has currently reviewed 29 different locations throughout the County and has identified 2 possible sites to develop.
- Devil's Nose: This site was recommended to the Forest Service and they are currently working on a plan to develop this site. View the USFS Decision Memorandum for Devil's Nose (PDF)
- Former Rodeo Grounds adjacent to and including the Clear Creek County Sportsmen Club: A multi-phased project is being proposed with the first two phases involving planning and design and the third phase involving the construction of the facility. In order to build partnerships and include the public in the planning process, the first phase will involve the Committee (County staff and several Board Members of the Club) conducting meetings, evaluating design concepts, developing an operations plan and establishing the project elements for a Master Plan to ensure a successful framework for a public range which offers expanded opportunities for hunters and recreational shooters and will provide a long-term lease arrangement for the Club. Phase Two will include the formal design plan and technical documents needed for construction.
2. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has begun an analysis on how to provide safe, sustainable Recreational Sport Shooting opportunities while providing for the health and safety of recreationists and residents. This will be accomplished through their Forest Plan Amendment. For the latest information on this effort, please visit the Sport Shooting Partnership website.
3. The Partnership will provide information and education for safe and responsible shooting.