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Conservation Partners in Colorado


Coloradoans are fortunate to have a well-established partnership of agencies, constituents, NGOs, and funders working toward conservation and protection of our lands, waters, and native species.  Science-based efforts to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities and effective strategies are led by Colorado State University's Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado Division of Wildlife, and The Nature Conservancy.  These organizations routinely work with a myriad of federal, state, and local governments, land trusts, and other partners to implement conservation strategies that support Colorado's native plants and animals, and the habitats they need to survive.  Click on the links below to learn more about our state's premiere conservation efforts.

Lead Partners

  • Colorado Natural Heritage Program

    Colorado Natural Heritage Program is a conservation and research unit of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University. As a member of NatureServe's Natural Heritage Network, CNHP provides the foundation of biodiversity data in the state to promote the conservation of Colorado's valuable natural heritage.

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  • Colorado Division of Wildlife

    CDOW works to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state and to provide people the opportunity to enjoy them.

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  • The Nature Conservancy - Colorado Field Office

    The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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  • Colorado State University

    Colorado State University is a major land grant university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It supports several conservation and research units in addition to the Colorado Natural Heritage Program that offer useful products and services to the land conservation community.

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Additional Partners in Colorado

Quick Facts

Colorado Natural Heritage Program
Colorado State University, 8002 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-8002

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-1309
Fax: (970) 491-3349


Founded in: 1979

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