Community Outreach and Education


strengthening Colorado’s conservation ethic

In order to protect land, we also must protect Colorado’s celebrated land conservation ethic. Colorado Open Lands is in the business of forever. That means we view our work with the intention that it last perpetually.  With that understanding, we create programs and opportunities that aim to instill a connection, wonder, and respect between all Coloradans and the land.

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conservation leadership series

The Conservation Leadership Series engages a cohort of early- to mid-career professionals from diverse industries in a nine-month, immersive educational experience that weaves together a series of briefings, field experiences, and networking opportunities to learn about the issues and complexities of land and water conservation in Colorado. Learn More!


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Teacher Workshops & Resources

The annual Teacher Workshops train K-12 educators from across Colorado about Colorado’s natural world. These programs help build educators’ knowledge base about the environment, develop their skills in getting students outside, and provide both classroom and outdoor based lessons and resources that they can take back to their classrooms. Learn More!

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Outreach Events

An important part of the mission of Colorado Open Lands is to ensure continued public support for conservation – best accomplished by educating Coloradans about the important connection between conserved lands and our quality of life. Throughout the year, Colorado Open Lands hosts free, educational, and meaningful outreach events for the Colorado community. Learn more!



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Regional Advisory Committees

We have established several local advisory committees in communities across the state where we have merged with local land trusts. The individuals on these committees provide both area expertise and community connection for Colorado Open Lands. Currently, there are three operating advisory committees – one in the Wet Mountain Valley, one in the Clear Creek landscape, and one in the Summit County region.

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Conserved Colorado

We love Colorado. We love its lands, and we love its people. Let’s bring them together. Conserved Colorado is a collaboration of people, all in support of land conservation. At Colorado Open Lands, we connect these people – whether they are landowners, consumers, or businesses. Learn More!


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