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Partners in the Outdoors Conference
Partners in the Outdoors Conference
Partners in the Outdoors Conference

​​About the Conference

The Partners in the Outdoors Conference serves as a vital platform to address the intricate balance between conservation and outdoor recreation in Colorado. By connecting outdoor industry professionals & representatives across diverse sectors, the conference is Colorado’s foremost opportunity to advance toward a shared vision of responsible and sustainable practices within Colorado's outdoor spaces.

Unlike other events that may focus on singular topics like wildlife, education, gear, or recreation, our conference integrates all facets. We bring together diverse interest groups to ensure a comprehensive dialogue and holistic approach to outdoor management. We bridge gaps between traditionally separated sectors, creating a singular platform for comprehensive discourse and collaboration. The conference is also an opportunity to celebrate the successes of our network and amplify their work. 

Conference Goals

Networking and Partnerships: Provide a platform for organizations across the outdoor and natural resources industries to network, collaborate, and build authentic relationships. Explore best practices, facilitate education and learning, and strengthen partnerships to enhance efforts in conservation and recreation. 

Connection and Collaboration: Encourage understanding and collaboration among diverse groups and interests, aiming for a holistic approach that respects different perspectives while working towards shared goals. 

Problem Solving and Balanced Solutions: Leverage our collective expertise to develop collaborative solutions that balance the needs to increase outdoor access for all, preserve the integrity of natural spaces, and ensure sustainable use of resources. 

Cohesive Strategy Development: Lay the groundwork for a cohesive strategy that incorporates various interests and fosters sustainable practices within Colorado's outdoor landscape. Ensure a comprehensive dialogue that allows us to effectively navigate the complexities of conservation, wildlife management, recreation, and outdoor equity.

Create a Better Colorado: Support the overarching goal of responsible and collective stewardship of Colorado's outdoor spaces. Strive to enhance the outdoor experience for all while ensuring the conservation of Colorado's natural spaces for future generations.


Our conference is a hub where individuals from various sectors convene, ensuring a robust and inclusive representation of the state's diverse outdoor community. We welcome participation from Tribal and Indigenous communities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses, schools and academia, private industries, and passionate outdoor enthusiasts, fostering a diverse tapestry of expertise and perspectives.

Our annual conference has quickly become one of the signature events in Colorado bringing together all who are engaged in the future of Colorado's conservation and outdoor recreational opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, organizations and stakeholders whose work relates to:

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Conservation
  • Land management
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor equity and access
  • Hunting and angling
  • Guides and outfitters
  • Ranching and agriculture
  • Outdoor gear/business/industry
  • Environmental education
  • Biodiversity and habitat improvement
  • Stewardship
  • And more!

​​​Join us at our 2024 Partners in the Outdoors Conference

Our 2024 conference will be held from April 15-17 at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center in Breckenridge, Colorado. Learn more details about the c​onference.

*UPDATE: The conference has sold out, but you can join the waiting list​.

​​​2024 Conference Theme

"We are Better Together: Creating a Connected Conservation Community”

Our 2024 conference will focus on the importance of building connections, relationships, and trust across diverse outdoor sectors for the greater good of Colorado’s land, wildlife, and people.

We will highlight the interconnectedness among the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)​ priorities and how a variety of outdoor sectors contribute to those priorities. We will emphasize how this work can be enhanced by a greater focus on building collaborative relationships, which are integral to maintaining a sustainable ecosystem that supports both wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation.

Thank you to our 2024 Planning Committee Members​!​​



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