Why It Matters

Creating opportunities for higher learning and developing programs to establish innovative, sustainable and collaborative ecological and cultural practices and policies, locally and globally.

Impact Stories

Bringing Together Emerging Leaders

The Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Environmental Leadership Program brings together emerging leaders dedicated to preserving and enhancing the environment.

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Arming Teachers with Outdoor Education

Colorado Open Lands leads a week-long intensive Teacher Training Workshop in the San Luis Valley for K-12 teachers from around the state to equip them with new ideas to incorporate the outdoors in their day-to-day lesson plans.

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Developing Mountain Rescue Leadership

The University of New Mexico International Mountain Medicine Center in Taos conducts world-class education, research and leadership training in emergency mountain medicine and rescue.

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Realizing Impact at Scale for Conservation

An incentive prize & symposium at The Salazar Center for North American Conservation is convening leading scientists, policy makers and practitioners to realize impact at scale for the most urgent conservation challenges.

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