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Regional Partnerships Initiative
Regional Partnerships Initiative

Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnerships Funding Program

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) are collaborating to fund new and existing coalitions to join a statewide initiative working to ensure that Colorado’s land, water, and wildlife thrive while also providing for equitable access to quality outdoor recreation experiences. Funding will support new and existing coalitions that meet criteria under a state-level vision and advance development of local and regional planning elements to inform a Statewide Conservation and Recreation Plan.

​First Round of Regional Partnerships Announced

2022 Grant Cycle 

The first round of funding has closed. We anticipate a second round of funding will be announced early in 2022, please check back for more information or sign up to receive announcements from the Colorado Outdoor Partnership.

Questions on the Regional Partnerships Initiative:

Dan Zimmerer
Statewide Partnerships Coordinator

Carlee Koutnik
Deputy Director

Governor Jared Polis signs Executive Order creating the Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnerships Initiative. 

The Colorado Outdoor Partnership logo

The executive order tasks the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to work with the Colorado Outdoor Partnership (CO-OP) to identify, create and formalize local and regional collaboratives, as Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnerships. Together DNR, CPW and the CO-OP will develop a state-level vision for the sustainable management of Colorado’s lands, waters, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The Regional Partnerships will identify projects and create local and regional priorities for balancing recreation and conservation to inform a Statewide Conservation and Recreation Plan

Visit the Colorado Outdoor Partnership to learn more about this initiative.