Who We Are
The Conservancy’s 13ers Young Professionals Group brings together a Coloradans who share a love of nature, a concern for the environment, and a belief that hope and action are indispensable for making a difference. Our goal is to ensure that our peers, and the next generation, get involved in conservation at a local, regional and global level. The 13ers Young Professionals Group is open to Coloradans ages 21-40 who enjoy the outdoors and want to protect it for future generations.
In mountaineering in the United States, a fourteener (or "14er") is a mountain peak that exceeds 14,000 feet in elevation. Colorado has 53 peaks that fit this description. The name “The 13ers” is a play on Colorado’s 14ers. In our eyes if you’re a 14er you are already the top dog. You’ve already done what you set out to do. The 13ers is a group for young professionals, for emerging leaders. It’s for those of us who still have a bit more climbing left to do.
What We Do
By hosting events throughout the year, The 13ers provides opportunities to learn more about the work of The Nature Conservancy and its partners, meet other like-minded individuals and find ways to make a difference every day. From cocktail parties and lectures to volunteer days and cross-country ski outings, there is a 13ers event for everyone. Interested in joining The 13ers and learning more?
Saturday, September 20
This special 25th anniversary hike is available exclusively to The Nature Conservancy’s 13ers members. Get details and register.
In addition to all the benefits of being a Nature Conservancy member, you will also be welcomed into our active community of dedicated conservationists. We look forward to seeing you at future events!
Get to know the dedicated group of board members that lead The 13ers.
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Meet 13er Jenni Mullins and find out why Colorado is the best present she's ever received!
A new young professionals group in Colorado offers fun ways to make a difference.
13er Andy Vuong might not fit the typical stereotype of a rugged Colorado nature enthusiast, but he's excited to share his passion for conservation.
13er Karen Eller shares one of her most wild and unexpected close encounters in nature.