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Award Recipients
Award Recipients
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2016 Conference Dates

Thur. April 27 & Fri. Apr​​Il 29, 2016
Keystone Conference C​enter​
Keystone, CO​​​​​​​

Recognition of the work around the state is an important element of the Partners in the Outdoors program. 

We aim to highlight the vast amount of work for the people of Colorado ​​​​​​​​​​to better understand the spaces and places we all love. 

Although these awards only highlight a small number of organizations, agencies and community leaders who do amazing work, it is a way to allow Field Staff to come forward with nominations and recognize their partners. 

How Partners are nominated & selected

  • Partners are nominated by CPW Field Staff for the previous year's work. 
  • Nominations are sent to each Region (NE,NW,SE,SW) Offices for review and selection
  • The awards are to recognize the partners who work tirelessly in every community throughout Colorado. 

2016 Partners in the Outdoors Award Winners

​Statewide Partner of the Year

Tri-State Generation - Colowyo Mine​

For your exceptional partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife for many years of unwavering support in wildlife management, conservation, and outdoor recreation​.

​Statewide Partner Collaboration of the Year​

For your unprecedented commitment to your community and the state of Colorado through widespread partnership, outreach efforts and dedicated collaboration with CPW.​
​​​​NE Region Partner of the Year

Pheasants Forever​

For your invaluable partnership with CPW and commitment to conservation, stewardship and education efforts throughout Colora​do.

​NW Region Partner of the Year

For your longstanding partnership in wildlife conservation, esteemed business practices and tireless effort to ensure and provide high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities.
​SE Region Partner of the Year

Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park

For your dedication to Cheyenne Mountain State Park and CPW through outstanding leadership, stewardship and community involvement.

​SW Region Partner of the Year

Friends of Ridgway State Park

For your dedication to Ridgway State Park and CPW through outstanding leadership, stewardship and community involvement​.​​

​Congratulations to all Partner Organization​ Nominees!​

  • Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA)

  • Baca County

  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies​

  • Black Cayon Hunt & Outdoor Expo

  • Bureau of Land Management

  • Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter

  • Catamount Institute

  • City of Canon City

  • City of Buena Vista

  • City of Leadville

  • City of Salida

  • Chaffee County

  • Colowyo Mine

  • Encana Corporation

  • Fremont County

  • Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park

  • Friends of Ridgway State Park

  • Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA)

  • Gunnison Trails

  • Lake County 

  • Lake County Open Space Initiative (LCOSI)​

  • Pheasants Forever

  • South Platte Fly Shop

  • The Garden of the Gods

  • US Forest Service, Leadville Ranger District​​​

Conference Sponsors & Planning Partners​​

Thank you to our 3rd Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference Sponsors.


Contact Lauren Truitt
Phone: (303) 291-7252​​​​​​​​

Interested in becoming a sponsor?View Sponsorship Opportunities​​ Information

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