Open Space & Recreation Advisory Committee

Open Space Program Purpose Statement:  

The purpose of the Open Space program is to preserve and protect natural open space areas and wildlife habitat while also providing outdoor recreation opportunities for Eagle’s citizens and visitors.

Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee (OSRAC) Purpose Statement: 

The purpose of the Town of Eagle Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee (the "Committee") is to provide additional expertise to the Town Council and the Town Manager necessary to enhance and facilitate open space and recreation in the Town, and to act as a conduit between the Town, residents, relevant stakeholders, and the broader community to expand and improve the Town's internal and adjacent open space and recreation opportunities within the context of the Town’s commitment to conservation, social, and environmental objectives.

OSRAC Mission Statement:

Maintain and enhance our community's quality of life by advising on resources, conservation, and sustainable management practices of open space, trails, recreation, and natural resources within the Town of Eagle and adjacent lands.

OSRAC Vision Statement: 

The Town of Eagle’s vibrant community values their quality of life defined by an abundance of open space, a respect for local wildlife, and an accessible trail system that has options for all users.

Meeting Time:

The OSRAC meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am. Agendas and meeting notices can be found here.

Please contact Brian Lieberman, Open Space and Trails Manager for the Town of Eagle, with any questions. or 970-404-9710

Thank you! 

  1. Brian Lieberman

    Open Space Manager


Ernest Saeger
December 2024

Chair                        December 2023

Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance  

Jessica Foulis

December 2024

Vice-chair                     December 2024

Eagle Valley Land Trust

Ellen Bodenhemier

Committee Coordinator

Town Council Member 

Erinn Hoban 

December 2024

Secretary                    December 2024

Adopt a Trail and Wildlife Ambassador Trail Programs Coordinator 

Anna Nakae 

December 2024 

Alternate member

Eagle River Watershed Council 

Roger Mitchell 

December 2024

Voting member

BLM Wildlife Management 

Lizzy Owens 

December 2024

Voting member

Mountain Rec

Chris Kehoe 

May 2025

Voting Member

Hardscrabble Trails and Rocky Mountain Sports Riders Volunteer

Phillip Kirkman

December 2024

Voting Member

Eagle County Open Space


Partner affiliations:

  1. Bureau of Land Management - Colorado River Valley Field Office 
  2. Eagle Valley Land Trust
  3. Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee
  4. Eagle County Open Space
  5. U.S. Forest Service- Holy Cross Ranger District
  6. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  7. Frost Creek Wildlife Committee
  8. Walking Mountains Science Center 
  9. Mountain Rec 
  10. Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance 
  11. Hardscrabble Trails Coalition 
  12. Eagle County BMX

Supporting Documents:

View the Committee Bylaws and Mission/ Vision statements.