The Friends of the Foothills is a Colorado non-profit organization, founded in February, 1999, by a number of foothills area residents who had been active in land use issues, as well as homeowner and other civic organizations. Our goal is to preserve the natural heritage lands and the rural character of the scenic Foothills Highway Corridor (SH 93) from Golden to the Boulder County line. This area has been identified as one of Colorado’s remaining Crown Jewel Open Lands (Denver Post editorial, June 11, 2000) a priority for preservation.