When it comes to protecting our air, land, water, and quality of life, who we elect to office matters. Whether it’s minimizing the impacts of oil and gas activity on our communities, protecting wild places across our state, or taking real steps to address climate change, elected officials are in a position to greatly help — or harm —  everything we love about Colorado.

Elections matter. If you care about protecting our communities and prioritizing conservation, VOTE!

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Conservation Colorado has a strong track record of endorsing pro-conservation candidates and winning in state and county elections. In 2018, our elections will have a huge impact on the future of our state’s environment. With a governor’s race and an opportunity to take back a pro-conservation majority in the state legislature, we could open up the possibility to make bold changes to protect our future.

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Leroy Garcia, SD 3
Kerry Donovan, SD 5
Pete Lee, SD 11
Tammy Story, SD 16
Jessie Danielson, SD 20
Brittany Pettersen, SD 22
Faith Winter, SD 24
Tony Exum, HD 17
Barbara McLachlan, HD 59

i_votedLike it or not, the reality of elections today is that money plays an enormous role. We’re up against deep-pocketed funders who want to roll back what we’ve done and stand in the way of progress. We need to fight back in every way possible — and that means we need your support. Your money will help buy resources for hardworking volunteers, promote the best candidates who care about conservation, and change the game for Colorado’s future.




00-denver-capitol-mountainsThis Colorado Legislative Conservation Scorecard highlights the priorities of the conservation community for the 2017 legislative session. Here, you will find factual, nonpartisan information on bills related to our environment and how each member of the state legislature voted on issues that affect Colorado’s air, land, water, and people.


View the scores


Detailed voting steps:

1. Check here to see if you’re already registered or need to update your information.

2. If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so here.

3. Find your nearest drop off box or polling place here.

4. Ask your friends to register to vote!


Conservation Colorado has a proven track record of running targeted, effective state legislative campaigns. All told, Conservation Colorado was a major factor in the 2014 and 2016 election seasons. Here’s our work by the numbers.


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  • Victories – 54 of the 60 candidates we endorsed won their races

  • Total 2016 Spending – $1,300,000

  • Broadcast – 2,323 radio & tv spots

  • Mail pieces – 215,987 pieces of mail

  • Phones – 3,247 phone calls and 10,228 texts

  • Canvass – 80,058 doors knocked

  • Digital Advertising – 5.5 million online views

  • View the 2016 Elections Report