Coalition Accomplishments

  • In December 2016, received a $100,000 planning grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for enhancing statewide stewardship work. Download the COSC full proposal (.pdf), and GOCO’s approved resolution (.pdf).
  • In April 2015, completed and published the report, Colorado’s Public Lands: Keeping Colorado’s Outdoors Special Report on Colorado’s Volunteer Stewardship in 2014. Download the Executive Summary (.pdf). Download the Full Report (.pdf).
  • In April 2014, completed and published the report, Caring for Colorado Public Lands: A Statewide Assessment to Inform Partnerships between Public Land Management Agencies and Volunteer Stewardship OrganizationsView a .pdf of the Executive SummaryView a .pdf of the full report.
  • In April 2013, hosted a legislative reception with other land conservation partners including: Colorado Parks and Recreation Association, Trust for Public Land, Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, Colorado Open Space Alliance and Colorado Youth Corps Association.
  • In April 2013, published the third report on the impact of volunteer stewardship. View a .pdf of the full report.
  • In January 2013, began work with a research team to examine the gaps experienced by public land managers between what they need to do and what they have resources to do as well as the community capacity to help fill those gaps.  Report should be completed by early 2014.
  • In April 2012, hosted the second annual Outdoor Stewardship Day at the State Capitol, featuring a panel of community leaders discussing the impact of Colorado's protected lands on our economy, public health, jobs, communities, and tourism.
  • In April 2012, published the second report on the impact of volunteer stewardship. View a .pdf of the full report.
  • On March 23, 2012, hosted a Western Slope Stewardship Forum in Grand Junction. The forum's focus was on how public engagement fits into natural resources management strategies, collaboration, capacity building, and funding strategies.  
  • In April 2011, hosted the 1st ever Outdoor Stewardship Day at the State Capitol, where Governor Hickenlooper read the official proclamation.
  • In 2011, undertook the first ever study to establish an aggregated baseline of statewide volunteer information and data from federal, state, and local agencies and non-governmental organizations working in natural resource management and protection of Colorado's public lands. This report was released in April 2011. Download a .pdf of the full report.
  • In November 2010, sponsored a statewide Stewardship Forum in Golden, Colorado. Notes from that forum can be found here: www.stewardshipforum.blogspot.com.