Experiential Learning to
Prepare Future Conservationists

Through coursework and experiential learning, the CCC helps train future conservationists with skills in collaborative conservation. Our primary audiences are undergraduate and graduate students within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources department, Conservation Leadership Through Learning graduate program, and the Conservation Fellows through the CCC’s Conservation Fellows Program. The CCC provides opportunities for students and Fellows to observe, learn, and practice using skills and tools in collaborative conservation. Students are taught the history and theory of collaboration, interact with local collaboratives on capstone projects, take field trips to landscapes and communities in Colorado that are pursuing and achieving conservation through collaboration, and spend immersive semesters with communities and organizations learning about collaborative conservation in action. Fellows receive training and mentoring in designing and adapting methodology to incorporate collaborative approaches into their projects. 

The Conservation Fellows Program is a flagship program at the Center for Collaborative Conservation.  Fellows receive critical training in how to incorporate collaborative methods and adapt their projects to use collaboration as a tool. Learn more about the training and resources available to fellows.

The Conservation Leadership Through Learning Program is a graduate program through Warner College of Natural ResourcesHuman Dimensions of Natural Resources department. Our staff teach courses focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of collaborative conservation efforts.

The Collaborative Conservation course for undergraduates (NRRT 401) explores the complex and interconnected world of diverse stakeholders where conservation is a primary outcome. The CCC also provides Fellows and Practitioner internships for undergraduate students.

Learn Program Impacts

The Learn Program provides opportunities for students and practitioners to gain practical experience in collaborative conservation through coursework, fellowships, internships, mentorships and trainings.

135 Conservation Fellows

129 CLTL graduate students

130 Warner College undergraduate students

39 community service projects

24 undergraduate fellows interns

2 undergraduate practitioner interns