​City of Thornton Revegetated Farm 44 looking southwest across Elder Reservoir

Northern Properties Stewardship Plan (NPSP)

Community Meeting!​

Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Eaton Recreation Center. Come learn more about the Thornton Northern Properties Stewardship Plan, talk with the project team, and share your thoughts and questions. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

Email us at Stewardship@ThorntonCO.gov or cpotter@mediate.org if you have any questions.


The Northern Properties Stewardship Plan (NPSP) is developing a vision for the management and future land use of 18,000 acres owned by Thornton in Weld and Larimer Counties.

The NPSP will be informed by the communities' and counties' long-term plans; the economic and social interests of regional and local stakeholders; and youth and young-farmer engagement. It will also be informed by data-driven analysis of land use, productivity, quality, and value.

The Plan will combine community interests and land analysis findings to develop a vision for the management of Thornton's properties between 2025 and 2065.

Vision Statement

Thornton aims to be an engaged landowner, respecting the needs and interests of the northern communities as it works to secure its decreed water rights. Through a community-driven land use planning effort and a future-oriented lens, Thornton will seek the highest and best land uses for its properties, and will work to ensure a positive impact for the Northern Communities.

To learn more about the current operations and present-day stewardship of Thornton's northern properties, please visit our Agricultural Stewardship Office website.

To learn more about the Thornton Water Project, please visit the Thornton Water Project website.

Thank you to our partners!

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