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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.

2018 Partners in the Outdoors Award Winners


Statewide Partner of the Year
Statewide Partner of the Year

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

For your invaluable partnership with countless organizations across the state of Colorado, and for advancing knowledge and ​collecting key scientific information to guide land management.


Statewide Partner Collaboration of the Year Statewide Partner Collaboration of the Year

Colorado Outdoor Partnership

For the collaboration of over 35 organizations working together to advance and utilize Colorado's SHIFT Principles. 


Northwest Region Partner of the Year ​Northwest Region Partner of the Year

Grand County

For your unwavering dedication to the headwaters of the Colorado River and its tributaries to ensure healthy persistence into the future. 


Boulder County Parks and Open Space Northeast Region Partner of the Year

Boulder County Parks and Open Space

For striking the perfect balance between supporting habitat diversity, while also enhancing the public's appreciation of the outdoors by providing access to int​eresting and acces​sible places for people to get outdoors. 





Southeast Region Partner of the Year ​Southeast Region Partner of the Year

Kiowa County Board of Commissioners

For the noteworthy restoration of the Great Plains reservoirs and their ​​proactive partnership in helping manage recreation areas​​​​​​.  


Southwest Region Partner of the Year Southwest Region Partner of the Year

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

For their efforts in support of wildlife management, highway crossings, and wildlife corridors. ​​




Con​gratulations to all Partner Award Nominees!

Northeast Regio​n

  • 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)

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Questions?

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

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