Please join PLAN Jeffco on May 8, 2014 for an interesting talk on Science and Land Conservation: Building a Better Tomorrow

Interested in Land Conservation? Join PLAN Jeffco for their Annual Dinner with the Commissioners:

Wild about Nature: Celebrating 42 years of Conserving Jeffco Open Space

Our featured speaker will be Ian Billick, Ph. D. Ian is Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte and Gothic. His presentation is titled “Science and Land Conservation: Building a Better Tomorrow”

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory was founded in 1928 as a living, scientific laboratory in the abandoned mining town of Gothic. Thousands of students and scientists have studied and documented the ecosystems around Gothic, making RMBL an internationally renowned center for scientific research and education. Billick is interested in and will be talking about the interface between science and policy.

PLAN Jeffco invites the public to attend this Annual Dinner with open space enthusiasts, Open Space Staff and the Commissioners to celebrate 41 years of Jefferson County Open Space.

Thursday, 5:30 pm to Midnight
May 8th, 2014
The Vista at Applewood Golf Course
14001 West 32nd Ave., Golden 80401

Tickets are $40 and include a “hors d’oeuvres” reception with a cash bar, a buffet dinner and dessert.  Click to see the menu on our website:  Purchase tickets online at or call 303-835-0979 to make a reservation.

Purchase your Tickets today!

Hope to see you there.


About the author /

Margot Zallen

Margot Zallen, PLAN Jeffco Board Chair. Margot Zallen is one of three of the original PLAN Jeffco founders and has chaired PJ for over 30 years. She was a senior attorney for the U.S. Deptartment of the Interior specializing in water and endangered species issues until her recent retirement. In that position she worked on many controversial matters including the veto of the Two Forks Dam south of Denver, reintroduction of wolves to the northern Rockies, and conservation of protected species in the Upper Colorado River and along the Platte River in Nebraska. She has chaired a successful effort to form a water district on Lookout Mountain; is an active member of Canyon Area Residents for the Environment and the League of Woman Voters; is on the Board of Directors for the Natural Resources Center at the Colorado College of Law and active in other volunteer capacities. In November 2012 she was given an award from the Denver West Chamber of Commerce as an Outstanding Woman of Jefferson County.

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