Fellowship Program

Since 1999, Colorado Open Lands has offered a fellowship program to outstanding recent graduates of advanced degree programs who wish to dedicate their careers to the protection of land and water. To date, we have graduated 46 fellows, and have one currently working in the field.

Andrew

Andrew Bushnell is a Stewardship Fellow with Colorado Open Lands.

Colorado Open Lands funds these two-year positions and provides training and real-world experience that equip each Fellow to continue their conservation careers and become the next generation of industry leaders.

Former fellows now hold leadership positions at organizations like Ducks Unlimited, State Land Board, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, GOCO, Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and The Nature Conservancy.

Fellowship Program Alumni:
Fellowship Program Alumni

Fellowship Program Alumni

The Fellowship program is funded with generous support from local and national foundations and private individuals. We’ve received an extraordinary level of support for this program from The Argosy Foundation, The Bacon Family Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado, Ludlow-Griffith Foundation, Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation, New-Land Foundation, Stryker Short Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation, among others.

Colorado Open Lands is currently fundraising for its next Fellowship position.  For more information on supporting this innovative program, or to receive notice and application instructions for our next Fellowship, contact Jordan Vana at JVana[at]coloradoopenlands.org.

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