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Partners in the Outdoors Conference

​​​​​About the Partners in the Outdoors Grant Program

The Partners in the Outdoors Conference is a platform for networking and collaboration to advance and balance outdoor recreation and conservation in Colorado.​ To support this goal, Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides grant funds to assist partner efforts that advance the priority areas identified in our Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).​

Grant Program Update

In light of the current situation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is preparing for potential fiscal impacts to the agency. Unfortunately, due to these potential impacts, we are unable to run the Partners in the Outdoors Grant Program this year. However, we are still planning to host the 2021 Partners in the Outdoors Conference next year in Vail from April 19th -21st, and accordingly, we’ll again plan to run the grant program. 

We hope to see you there and look forward to supporting organizations through our grant program once again in 2021!

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Attend the annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference
  • ​Have matching funds (in-kind and/or dollar for dollar)
  • Must be a collaborative effort, including at least one partner organization
  • Must utilize and document via a report including photos/video
  • Grants can not be awarded to an organization more than 3 years in a row

Projects should address the Priority Areas identified in the current Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP​):

  1. ​Sustainable access and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors
  2. Stewardship of natural, cultural and recreational resources
  3. Conservation of lands, waters and wildlife
  4. Funding the future to sustain Colorado's outdoors​

​Don't have a partner organization? Then find your grant partner(s) at the conference​!

​Congratulations to our 2019 Grant Recipients:

  • ​Cal-Wood Education Center
  • Climbers for Bat Conservation, Colorado Natural Heritage Program
  • Colorado Cattleman's Agricultural Land Trust
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • Colorado Outdoor and Health Collaborative
  • Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association
  • Crested Butte Land Trust
  • Friends of Roxborough State Park
  • Groundwork Denver
  • Jefferson County Open Space
  • Lincoln Hills Cares
  • Metro Denver Nature Alliance
  • The Trust for Public Land

Questions About the Grant Program?

Dan Zimmerer
Statewide Partnership Coordinator