Conservation impact. We bridge scholarship and conservation action. We build the capacity of people, and resilience of human and natural communities. We integrate nature with human well-being. We engage people who can deliver outcomes.
Honoring diversity. We embrace natural and human diversity. We inquire humbly and listen carefully. We support under-represented and marginalized groups. We value Indigenous and local perspectives. Our actions reflect that individuals and communities matter.
Shared learning. We actively learn with those who study and practice collaborative conservation. We engage CSU faculty in a common research agenda. We learn with community members. We are open and curious as we strive for improvement.
Commitment to relationships. We nurture networks among staff, partners, and clients. We relate in a spirit of reciprocity with nature and with people. We put effort into good communication. We support each other with kindness, while challenging each other to grow.
Accountability and excellence. We honor the trust supporters, clients, and partners place in us. We carefully steward University and donor resources. We fulfill promises, big and small. We deliver conservation impact with quality research, teaching, products, and services.
Rich Alper Confluence Collaboration, Principal; CCC past Executive Committee member
Jonathan Clifton CSU Warner College of Natural Resources, Director of Development
Casey Davenhill Colorado Watershed Assembly, Executive Director
Reid DeWalt Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Assistant Director for Aquatic, Terrestrial and Natural Resources
Meegan Flenniken Larimer County, Land Conservation, Planning and Resource Division Manager
Rickey Frierson CSU Warner College of Natural Resources, Dir. of Diversity and Inclusion
Gemara Gifford Trees Water People, International Director
Ariana Gloria CSU Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, MS Student and Graduate Research Assistant
Claire Harper US Forest Service, Program Manager
Rox Hicks US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative, Biologist; CCC past Executive Committee member
Diana Lane The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, Sustainable Food and Water Program Director
Matt Luizza US Fish and Wildlife Service, Program Officer, Sudano-Sahel Initiative; CCC Fellows Program alumnus
Nikki Martinez CSU Warner College of Natural Resources, Asst. Dir. of Communications
Hallie Mahowald Western Landowners Alliance, Programs Director
Arielle Quintana Quivira Coalition, Education and Outreach Director
David Smith Advisor/Board member to environmental non-profits; former President/CEO of the national leading multifamily affordable housing finance company
Jen Solomon CSU Conservation Leadership Through Learning program, Student Recruitment Coordinator; Dept. of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Professor; CCC Fellow alumna
Jessica Western University of Wyoming Dept. of Human Dimensions in Natural Resources, Senior Research Scientist; Ruckelshaus Institute, Director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources
Geoffrey Whittle-Walls The Nature Conservancy Global Science and Planning Team; Social Science Specialist
Robin Young CSU Extension, Archuleta County Director, Natural Resources and Agriculture Agent