The 13ers: Emerging Leaders in Conservation

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.  

Our Name

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.

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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?

13ers Events

Colorado Open House

Science Chat I

Science Chat II

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