The Colorado Front Range is a natural repository of beauty and majesty needing preservation and management. However, regional planning for this magnificent open space is not self-evident. The question is, does the Colorado Front Range have effective regional coordination that would benefit open space preservation? Using interviews with officials from the Denver Regional Council of Governments, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Douglas County as well as historic research, the first portion of the book examines if there has been effective regional coordination through the history of open space preservation, establishing open space preservation criteria and financing options available for open space preservation. The second portion of the book will focus on two different open space preservation models currently being utilized on the Front Range. The first is a bottom up approach and the second is a top down approach. Then it will be determined which model is more appropriate for the Front Range.