The Governor, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) announced on August 2, 2022 the 4 outdoor regional partnerships that are awarded a grant in this second round of funding to work to “preserve and protect Colorado’s world-class outdoors, iconic wildlife, and precious water resources now and for generations to come.” With this second round of funding, 10 regional partnerships have been awarded grants from CPW and GOCO. Here is the press release from the Governor’s office: https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=3595
The four recipients of the grants in this second round of funding are:
Northwest Colorado Outdoor Coalition – Located in Moffat and Rio Blanco CountiesNorthwest Colorado Outdoor Coalition fills a critical geographic gap by bringing together land managers, local government, and outdoors stakeholders in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Central Colorado Recreation Partnership – Located in Chaffee, Gunnison, and Lake Counties Central Colorado Recreation Partnership convenes the Chaffee County Envision Recreation in Balance Partnership, the Gunnison County Sustainable Tourism and Recreation Committee (STOR), and a developing Lake County partnership that covers over 4,600 square miles stretching across Central Colorado’s mountainous landscape. Outside 285 Partnership – Located in Clear Creek, Douglas, Jefferson, and Park Counties Outside 285 Partnership leads a new approach to collaborate on a vision for recreation and conservation along the US 285 corridor including the upper South Platte River watershed. CWF is an active participant on the steering committee of this regional partnership. Two Rivers Conservation and Recreation Roundtable– Located in Mesa, Delta, and Montrose Counties Two Rivers Conservation and Recreation Roundtable convenes outdoor recreation and conservation leaders, local governments, and land managers across the Grand Valley. Existing coalitions in Mesa County will collaborate toward a shared vision while engaging with Delta and Montrose counties to define regional boundaries.