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Award Recipients
Award Recipients
2018 Partners In The Outdoors Conference

We present these awards to those who display outstanding efforts contributing to our state's natural resource management. Each of the organizations honored play an integral role in education, conservation, research, and responsible recreation.

The 2018 nominees are under review. 

Winners will be announced at the 2018 Partners in the Outdoors Conference!

​2018 Partners in the Outdoors Award Nominees

Northeast Region

  • Boulder County Parks and Open Space and Boulder County Commissioners
  • Denver Water Board
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Environmental Learning for Kids
  • Roxborough State Park Volunteer Leave No Trace Team

Northwest Region

  • Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee
  • Forest Conservancy
  • Grand County
  • North West Hunter Outreach Disabled Veterans Cow Elk Hunt Team

Southeast Region

  • Arkansas River Outfitters Association
  • Bear Smart Manitou Springs
  • Central Colorado Conservancy
  • Chaffee County Commissioners
  • City of Buena Vista
  • City of Canon City
  • City of Leadville
  • City of Salida
  • Fremont County Commissioners
  • Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
  • Kiowa County Board of Commissioners
  • Lake County Commissioners
  • Lake County Open Space Initiative
  • R & L Airgun Supply
  • Southern Colorado Trailbuilders
  • US Forest Service, Leadville Ranger District

Southwest Region

  • Costilla County
  • Ouray Police Department
  • Southern Ute Indian Tribe
  • The Nature Connection
  • Western Rivers Conservancy

Statewide Partner of the Year

  • Bear Smart Manitou Springs
  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Central Colorado Conservancy
  • Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Colorado Marine Dealer's Association
  • Colorado State Library
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee
  • Grand County
  • History Colorado
  • Kiowa County Board of Commissioners
  • Noble Energy
  • North West  Hunter Outreach Disabled Veteran’s Cow Elk Hunt Team
  • Rocky Mountain Innovation Labs

Statewide Collaboration of the Year

  • Boulder County Parks and Open Space and Boulder County Commissioners
  • City of Colorado Springs,  Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado,  Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  • Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
  • La Junta Elks Club and Colorado Bank and Trust
  • Sportsmen's Roundtable
  • The Colorado Outdoor Partnership (or CO-OP)

2017 Partners in the Outdoors Award Winners

These awards were presented to those who have displayed outstanding efforts that contribute to the State's natural resource management. Each of these organizations have played an integral role in education, conservation, and research. ​


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Statewide Partner of the Year

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

For your invaluable partnership with CPW to improve wildlife habitat through financial and technical assistance over the last 28 years to private landowners. 


Statewide Collaboration of the Year

Denver Water and Eagle Claw

For your partnership ingenuity that enables angling outreach at Lake Lehow to reach all audiences, young and old alike. 


​Northwest Region Partner of the Year

Town of Oak Creek

For your unwavering dedicated public service to encourage youth to be outdoors and form invaluable lifelong skills. 


Northeast Region Partner of the Year

Adams County Parks and Open Space

For enhancing the quality of life for residents through conservation, education, land acquisition, and building renovations.





​Southeast Region Partner of the Year

La Junta Police Department

For demonstrating a deep commitment to providing an outstanding, comprehensive hunter education program that extends past the classroom. 


Southwest Region Partner of the Year

City of Durango

For your thorough research conducted to understand the greater issues that drive human and wildlife conflicts in an urban setting. 




Con​gratulations to all Partner Award Nominees!

  • ​Cabela's
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Friends of Staunton State Park
  • History Colorado
  • Encana
  • Arkansas River Outfitters Association
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Chaffee County
  • The City of Canon City
  • City of Salida
  • Fremont County
  • Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
  • Lake County
  • The Southern Colorado Trail Builders
  • United States Forest Service
  • ​Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Colorado State Library

Questions?

Dan Zimmerer
Partnership Coordinator
daniel.zimmerer@state.co.us
(303) 291-7258​
 

Learn more about ​Partners in the Outdoors​.​​​​​​​​​