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Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit

The purpose of the Forest Collaboratives Summit is to connect place-based forest collaboratives from across the state and facilitate learning about issues most relevant to collaboratives.

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What is Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit?

For years, collaborative leaders and partners have convened in an annual Forest Collaboratives Summit to share updates, build relationships, and learn from one another. Each fall, approximately 100 collaborative leaders and partners gather somewhere in Colorado for the Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit. The creation of the Colorado Forest Collaboratives Network (CFCN) was inspired by successes at past Forest Collaboratives Summits, and Summit now represents the flagship annual event for the CFCN. To learn more about the CFCN, visit our webpage and/or join our mailing list.

Summit 2024: September 4 - 6 in Durango, CO

Save the date!
2024 Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit
September 4 – 6, 2024
Main event location:
Fort Lewis College Student Union
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado
Full details & registration coming soon!
September 4th will offer a series of recreational, educational, and networking activities for early arrivers throughout the day, including a social from 4-6pm. 
September 5th is the main event!
Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit:
9:00am – 4:00pm
Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Happy hour immediately to follow.
4:00 – 6:00pm
Heavy hors d’oeurves and beverages will be served.
September 6th will be our field trip. Details coming soon!

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Thanks to our fabulous planning team!
Summit would not be possible without the incredible energy, generous time, and awesome ideas from our planning team:
  • Adam Moore
  • Alex Handloff
  • Lo Williams
  • Danny Margoles
  • Aaron Kimple
  • Alison Lerch
  • Esther Duke
  • Scott Woods
  • Ch’aska Huayhuaca
  • Becca Samulski
  • Estevan Vega
  • Clarissa Dukeminier
  • Josh Braun

Past Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summits

Check out past years of this important collaborative gathering. In 2023, we went to Salida, and in 2022, we brought down Frisco!

Feedback on the 2022 Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco:

“Having the opportunity to provide feedback and insights to decisions-makers was really valuable.”

“Forest Collaboratives leaders showed up, engaged, and met one another with plenty of time for networking.”

“Great opportunity to network with folks from different regions that I don’t typically get to talk to.”

Subscribe to the CFCN Newsletter

The best way to keep up with the CFCN is to join our mailing list. We send occasional emails containing news, events, and resources for forest collaboratives and their partners.

We Want to Hear from You!

Katie McGrath Novak 

Colorado Forest Collaboratives Network Coordinator

If you are a member of a collaborative, or are an interested partner with ideas for building further connections, I would love to set up a one-on-one call to get to know you and hear your ideas for the network. I am best reached at my email address.