Which is closer to your view and why: (a) It is the primary goal of the Open Space program to preserve and protect lands under its authority, and public access should be allowed mainly when it can be done with minimal or no impact; or (b) Public access is a good in its own right, and therefore access and preservation should be considered equally balanced goals.
The City’s measures to protect pollinators – stopping the use of neonicotinoids, urging others to do that, and sponsoring education programs and celebrations of pollinators in collaboration with nonprofit organizations and CU – all need to be continued. By encouraging the efforts of organic landscaping and lawn care companies and providing incentives for additional companies to follow their lead, the city could make another great leap in protecting pollinators. Also, by advancing the use of native species of wildflowers and grasses throughout the city, as OSMP and the Native Plant Society have been doing, hundreds of native pollinators will regain habitat. All city properties and new developments should be demonstration landscapes with pollinator-friendly plantings and practices.