Today is the last day of the virtual Partners in the Outdoors program! Join us for 3 webinars from the Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Natives Outdoors, and Children & Nature Network! All sessions are free but registration is required at the links below.
CODEX- a New Tool for Conservation and Planning in Colorado
With CPW and many other partners, the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) is launching an interactive mapping website called the Colorado Conservation Data Explorer (CODEX). The CODEX provides easy access to natural resources data, supporting decisions on projects including conservation easements, development, and trail planning, leading to better decisions that incorporate impacts on natural resources. Users can make maps and create project-specific reports.
Conflict to Collaboration: Lessons from Climbers & Tribes from the Bears Ears National Monument
Tribes and Climbers have historically been two stakeholder groups who have come into conflict over the management of federal public lands resulting in lawsuits, impacts on cultural sites, and closures of climbing areas. However, the lead up to the designation of the former Bears Ears National Monument led tribes and climbers to bridge divides to work toward common cause. This session will explore how these differences were bridged and lessons for Colorado.
No More Volunteering as Tribute
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) engages an impressive 6,000 volunteers annually to support conservation. We also have an opportunity to more closely reflect the diversity of Colorado and national communities, and better understand cultural perspectives of the concept of "volunteering." In this session, attendees will actively create a holistic narrative of service, community, and the outdoors while being involved in research that CPW will use to inform future volunteering practices.