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Grasslands and forests and mountains, oh my! Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) works in all kinds of environments, and each has its own conservation needs. That’s why we work with land managers of all sorts to help us understand exactly what each unique area needs. After 35 years of working in every corner of Colorado, we’ve learned that good stewardship requires lasting partnerships with organizations that share our vision of healthy outdoor places.
Summit County local, Tom Koehler, has helped care for Colorado’s outdoors for years as a volunteer with outdoor stewardship organizations including Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and many others. Now, he has founded Sustainable Hiker to inspire others to care for the health and sustainability of water and forests in the Blue River Watershed and beyond.
Now in our 35th season of stewarding Colorado’s public lands, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is looking to the future and our many partners to help shape the next 35 years of stewardship. As we celebrate this milestone, we believe it’s important to consider what Colorado will look like over the next three decades and how different factors will impact the ways in which we care for our state’s public lands and natural resources.
Thanks to the generosity of former Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Board Member Rick Grossman and his wife Susie, VOC is now able to offer four $5,000 scholarships each year to help make educational dreams possible for those involved in outdoor volunteer stewardship!