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The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) was established in CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources in 2008 to inform, promote, and support collaboration on tough conservation issues across Colorado, the American West, and the world. We invite you to read about the CCC’s first decade of impact in 10-Year Report: Transforming Conservation through Collaboration  

3 Ways to Get Involved with the CCC

Come find us!

You can find our team in rooms 361-368 of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

The most southwest corner stairwell is the easiest route to our offices.

Don’t know what we look like? Check our bios here.


Although Atti, Aireona’s lovebird, can’t join us on campus, he encourages you to stopy by and say hi to us whenever you have time!  

You can learn more about the fur and feathered friends of the CCC here.


Connect with us!

Stay up-to-date with the CCC

Find us on social media, connect with us on LinkedIn, or check out our YouTube videos! 

You can also sign up for our mailing list to receive monthly newsletters jam-packed full of useful tools, resources, upcoming events, training opportunities, and jobs!

Keep an eye on our Calendar

Learn about upcoming opportunities for workshops, trainings, and events here.

Join us for Happy Hour! Every 4th Tuesday of the Month 5-7pm

Usually hosted at Avogadro’s Number, although check the calendar to make sure.

Skill-Build with us!

Click here to find list of courses at CSU we believe are particularly relevant to Collaborative Conservation, including several courses in Ethnic Studies that focus on environmental justice and Indigenous issues. CCC staff teach Collaborative Conservation (NR 543B) in the Conservation Leadership Program and frequently guest lecture in other classes.

Resources for You to Use!

Learn from our Blog

  • Collaboratives Behind the Scenes: Learn from interviews with conservation practitioners about what it takes to do collaborative conservation on the ground! 
  • Emerging Leaders: Check out these stories of emerging leaders in the field of conservation and their journeys into working with local collaboratives.

Volunteer Opportunity!

Guest-write a blog by participating in an interview for one of our blog series! Use this opportunity to make connections with practitioners in the field, learn about their work and what it takes to do collaborative conservation well, and practice your writing skills. Email Nicole at

Liba Goldstein Bison Reintroduction Fellows

What we do AT THE CCC:

We envision a resilient world where diverse people work together to conserve nature and build healthy communities. Our mission is to build the capacity of organizations, communities, and future leaders to achieve conservation impact, while applying Colorado State University’s world-class research and education.

We do this by:

  • Training students and professionals on the theory and practical aspects of collaborative conservation.
  • Networking opportunities for people working on conservation.
  • Building “capacity” of people doing collaborative conservation through training, “how to” resources, and mentoring
  • Supporting on-the-ground conservation projects via education, mediation, and facilitation, as well as through leadership of support networks for collaborative conservation professionals.
  • Researching collaborative conservation theories and how they can be applied in the field to support success.

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