Learn More About our Work and the People Behind It
Get an insider's look at the Conservancy's work in Colorado. Whether you're interested in taking a virtual journey to places far away or the latest research findings from our science team, this page has something for everyone. Happy exploring!
Artists draw inspiration from the unique landscape at Carpenter Ranch and give back to nature in return.
The Pikes Peak Fire Learning Network is tackling forest restoration using prescribed fire.
The Animas River Spill showed how much farms and cities – even those far away from hard rock mines -- depend on clean abundant water from the Colorado River system.
See how The Nature Conservancy is Restoring one of the last free-flowing rivers in Colorado.
Five urban high school students spent their summer learning and working at Carpenter Ranch.
We asked our scientists to tell us what invasive species in Colorado keep them up at night.
Meet Colorado State Director Carlos Fernandez, who got his start with the Conservancy's Patagonia Program.
A wave of easements saves irreplaceable landscapes across Colorado.
Improving Colorado's agriculture irrigation systems to save a river.
Download our annual report to see photos and read stories about the work generous donors (like you!) made possible this year.
The Conservancy in Colorado and our partners have won the 2014 Colorado Collaboration Award for our preservation of the Dolores River.
Once thought to be extinct, black-footed ferrets are being reintroduced at a southeastern Colorado ranch.
Colorado has approximately 50 native species of trees, but there are several that stand out as hallmarks of the state’s picturesque views.
LEAF interns from the Denver School for Science and Technology will spend the summer in nature at Carpenter Ranch.
A Conservancy scientist talks about the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that will allow for the release of water into the Colorado River Delta.
Colorado's Laramie Foothills Project Director talks about how far conservation has come in Phantom Canyon and what the future holds.
The protection of ranches in southeastern Colorado is creating a 100,000-acre network of intact grasslands.
A true Nature Conservancy family talks about the value of connecting their kids to nature.
Some invasive species are especially sneaky, disguising themselves as beautiful flowers or charismatic creatures. Don't be fooled—here's your guide to some of the worst offenders.
Black-footed ferrets return to Colorado's Walker Ranch along with a reminder that there's great hope in working together.
Learn about the top 5 must-see migrations in Colorado.
Colorado's State Director shares his thoughts on resilience in the face of floods, fire and other challenges.
Download our annual report to see photos and read stories about the work generous donors like you made possible this year.
Fighting climate change can seem daunting, but a new climate adaptation project near Gunnison is simple...and effective.
Students from the Denver School for Science and Technology follow a passion for science to Conservancy preserves across Colorado.
A member of Colorado’s 13ers Young Professionals group weighs in on viewing conservation through a different lens.
A bitter war over water rights in Colorado’s San Luis Valley rallies a community and helps safeguard nearly half a million acres in the Rocky Mountains. Read the story
Fifth-grade students in Vail tell us what resolutions they're making for nature this year. Learn what kids are doing to help protect nature
Colorado’s State Director Tim Sullivan shares his thoughts on the resilience of nature and people in the Denver Post.
The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative is helping people help forests.
Make a resolution for nature in Colorado this year! Check out these ways you can “go green” in 2013.
A first-of-its-kind, whole basin look at the future of the Colorado River in the face of population growth and climate change. Read about the Colorado River study
For Jenni Mullins, Colorado is a gift she cherishes every day, year after year. Learn more
A Colorado ranching family works with us to safeguard a home on the prairie for people and nature.
As fires burned from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs, our Laramie Foothills Project Director shares her thoughts on the Front Range fires.
Congratulations to our Nature's Plate Award winner: Boulder’s Dushanbe Teahouse!
A bumpy journey down the Colorado River reminds conservation partners why it's all worthwhile. Read the story
Can the mighty Colorado reach the sea? Learn more about the state of this important river and how the Conservancy is working across 7 states and 2 countries to protect it.
In the western U.S., family ranches — places where three generations often work together — are disappearing. What's the Conservancy doing about it in Colorado?
In eastern Colorado’s windy prairie, the Conservancy convened a group to make wildlife-friendly recommendations for wind development. Learn more
A 16-year-old Colorado native is using her talents to protect nature far from home. Learn more
Bison are making a comeback on the Conservancy's Zapata Ranch. Learn more
Scientists, ranchers and young kids work together to take stock of life on the prairie. Learn more
Three teens from the Big Apple head to Colorado for an adventure in nature. Learn more
Large, complex projects a win-win for ranching families and eastern Colorado grasslands. Learn more
Get up close and personal with some of Colorado's creepy critters. Learn More
A young ranching family finds home on the prairie. Read story