Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Partners in the Outdoors Conference

4th Annual 

Partners in the Outdoors Conference

May 11-12th, 2017

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO

The Partners in the Outdoors conference brings together an assembly of stakeholders engaged in the future of Colorado's outdoors and recreational opportunities. The conference's purpose is to provide a platform to promote stakeholder initiatives that link a coalition of organizations, agencies, schools and communities together. This year we will explore how to best balance outdoor recreation and sustainable wildlife management in Colorado amidst the statewide demographic and population growth trends. 

Conference attendees are dedicated to fostering a strong stewardship ethic throughout Colorado communities, creating a bond to ensure awareness and respect for natural resources, growth of business and the promotion of responsible outdoor recreation. Through our collective work and effective partnerships, we invest in improving the quality of life for all Coloradans. 

Visit the PITO website to view more details, the conference agenda and to register to attend, exhibit, or sponsor.

Land For Good Conference

Changing Lands, Changing Hands

A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer
June 13-15, 2017 · Denver, Colorado

Practitioners, educators, researchers, policymakers, agency personnel, and advocates from across the nation: this conference is for you!

Together, we'll advance workable strategies for equitable land access, secure and sustainable tenure, and successful transfer of our farms and ranches.

This event is hosted by Land For Good, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture. 

2017 COSA Conference

Colorado Open Space Alliance Conference
Open Space: Open to All

September 18-20, 2017
Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge

Garden of the Gods. Photo courtesy of COSA website 

Garden of the Gods. Photo courtesy of COSA website 

The COSA steering committee is delighted to announce that the 2017 conference will be held at Beaver Run Resorts in Breckenridge from September 18-20. As information is available, it will be posted on the COSA website.

Diversity in the Outdoors - Seminar and Networking

Hosted by filmmaker and University of Colorado, Boulder student Ani Yahzid, the Diversity in the Outdoors Seminar & Networking Event serves to bring together Outdoor Companies, Organizations, and enthusiasts to discuss the importance of getting more people from diverse backgrounds outdoors and effective ways of doing so.

Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd for food, drinks, and discussion as we explore the current state of outdoor recreation in the US and collaborate to solve problems facing the outdoor recreational industry and community. This is a great way to network, spark ideas, and engage in grassroots initiatives to get more people outdoors.

10th Annual National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sloan's Lake Park (North Shore)

This is a free, fun, active day with a zillion things for everyone to do!

This is an interactive event where you can fish, bike, jump, garden, climb, paint, build, paddle, learn, dance, jump, eat, explore, and play! Select adaptive recreation activities are available for people of all backgrounds and abilities. This event is accessible. There will also be multiple stage activities and live music throughout the day. Visit the Get Outdoors Day website to learn more and visit for year-round activities and events.

Get involved:

Inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day - May 20th, 2017

In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands within the state. CCLT supported efforts in the 2016 session to establish this important holiday.

From now on, the third Saturday in May will be known as Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the significant contributions these lands have to our state. The bill passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper.  

Do you have an event to celebrate National Public Lands Day?
Register your event to the Colorado Public Lands Day site here. 

And let us know, so we can help promote it!

Division of Real Estate - 2017 CE Appraiser Update Course

The Division of Real Estate will offer the Conservation Easement Update Course online for CE appraisers and community members to take. Click here to access the 88-page course book. Click here to register for the online course with Emily Griffith Technical College.

The Colorado Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Act requires the Board of Real Estate Appraisers (BOREA) to establish education and experience requirements for appraisers who prepare appraisals for conservation easements for which a tax credit is claimed. At the Board meeting held on May 5, 2016, the Board adopted continuing education rule 7.25. The rule requires all licensees who prepare a conservation easement appraisal for which a tax credit may be claimed to complete the “Conservation Easement Appraiser Update Course”. The rule is in effect for any conservation easement appraisal with an effective date of January 1, 2017 or later. Pursuant to section 12-61-727(3)(b)(IV), C.R.S., an appraisal will not be considered credible if the licensee has not completed this course prior to the effective date of the appraisal.

Sixth Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation

June 15 - 16, 2017
Sponsor: Land Trust Alliance
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Venue: Sheraton Gunter Hotel

Staying Informed on Conservation Law

Are you an experienced land trust professional, attorney, law school faculty, appraiser or accountant looking to stay informed on conservation law? Are you interested in crafting practical legal solutions?

If you work with land trusts on advanced legal issues, this is a program you cannot afford to miss. This symposium will deliver information that is impossible to find at any other single program. You will receive updates from leading practitioners and conservation professionals who are uniquely qualified to weigh in on timely topics in conservation law. You will leave with practical tips you can put to use immediately upon your return to the office.

Click here to go to LTA's website for more information, prices, and to register.