Colorado’s lands and rivers define our state, provide world-class recreation opportunities, and support our state’s ecosystems. Yet climate change and sprawling development are threatening our open spaces, natural resources, and unique wildlife.
Act now to protect Colorado’s lands and waters for future generations.
Coloradans broadly support the idea of protecting our public lands and keeping our rivers healthy for future generations. But it takes more than support to make change.
We fight to bring the needs of diverse communities into solutions to make sure our state has enough water and protected lands for future generations.
Protect Public Lands
Colorado’s public lands connect us to the history and the heart of our great state. We work to protect some of Colorado’s most spectacular landscapes for future generations.
Defend wild places from oil and gas
Some places are simply too special to drill. We work with state leaders and federal agencies to protect Colorado’s invaluable landscapes from industrial development.
Preserve Colorado’s Wildlife
From the sage grouse to the black footed ferret, Colorado is home to iconic species who define us as a state. We work to protect migratory corridors and stop resource extraction in fragile habitats.
Stand up for healthy rivers
Climate change, population growth, and outdated management threaten our water supply. Unless we better learn to manage and conserve our Colorado water, we’ll be facing a dire water crisis. We fight to bring the needs of diverse communities into solutions to make sure our state has enough water for future generations.
“As an owner of an organic farm, I see firsthand how the Colorado River provides basic needs for people across Colorado and the southwestern United States. We must do all we can to protect and replenish this mighty river while meeting our water needs.”
Kellie PettyjohnOwner of The Wiley Carrot, Mancos, Colorado
Updating Colorado’s antiquated mining laws to protect our water and communities from future environmental and economic impacts of hard-rock mining.
Colorado’s Water Plan
The plan reflects Coloradans’ values made clear in 30,000 public comments that revealed overwhelming support for conserving water throughout our state, protecting rivers and promoting a strong river-based recreation economy.
After more than a decade of organizing local community support and working with elected officials, President Obama designated Browns Canyon as a national monument.
Colorado Public Lands Day
Colorado became the first state in the nation with a holiday to celebrate public lands — and how they’re central to our economy and our way of life.
300,000 Acres Saved
Since the Trump Administration took office, we have worked successfully with our members and partners to get over 300,000 acres of public lands pulled from BLM oil and gas lease sales.
We have a long history of fighting for the protection of the Greater sage grouse and the larger sagebrush ecosystem. We worked with local, state and federal partners to develop comprehensive protections on both private and public lands and continue to work diligently to identify ways to improve habitat across Northwest Colorado
Legalized Rain Barrels
Capturing rain water to use for gardening was illegal in Colorado, until we helped update state laws to allow people to use this simple backyard tool to save water.
Conservation Colorado will play a leading role this legislative session to make sure all Coloradans have clean air, a reliable supply of clean water, and affordable housing near clean transportation options.
https://conservationco.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Untitled-1.jpg12001200Joe Cooperhttps://conservationco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/main-logo-horz2.pngJoe Cooper2023-09-29 12:01:102023-09-29 12:01:10FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Colorado National Parks to Close This Weekend if Federal Government Shuts Down
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Help us fight to keep Colorado a place that gives us pride to call our home. Together, we can protect the Colorado way of life and continue a legacy of solid protection of our air, lands, waters and people.