Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition

The Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) is a collaboration of nonprofit stewardship organizations and federal, state, and local land managers that promotes stewardship of Colorado’s outdoors, elevating the awareness and engagement of all Coloradans in caring for the state’s outdoor spaces. Hosted by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the Coalition has been working since 2010 to organize forums for stakeholder organizations and to document and convey the collective impact of outdoor volunteer stewardship.

The Coalition also commissioned a study in 2014 – Caring for Colorado Public Lands – that identifies conditions facing both Colorado public land managers and volunteer stewardship organizations in their collective efforts to maintain the state’s outdoor resources and Coloradans’ quality of life. Implementing strategies that expand stewardship on Colorado’s public lands remains a top priority for the Coalition.  

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View Coalition publications and reports

Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition Partners

  • American Hiking Society
  • Backcountry Horsemen of Colorado
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • Coalition of the Upper South Platte
  • Colorado Fourteeners Initiatiative
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • Colorado Parks & Recreation Association
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Colorado Youth Corps Association
  • Continental Divide Trail Coalition
  • Division of Parks & Wildlife
  • Douglas County Open Space
  • Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
  • Front Range Backcountry Horsemen
  • Groundwork Denver
  • Gunnison Trails, Inc.
  • Historicorps
  • Jefferson County Open Space
  • Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
  • Manitou Springs
  • National Park Service Intermountain Region
  • Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
  • Rocky Mountain Field Institute
  • Salida Ranger District, Pike/San Isabel NF
  • SLV GO
  • Tamarisk Coalition
  • Trails 2000
  • US Forest Service
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteer