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Contact CMC Conservation Department Staff


Julie Mach, Conservation Director  (303)996-2764


Todd Loubsky, Stewardship Manager


Allison Stewart, Partnership Coordinator


Brink Messick, Outreach and Projects Manager


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Protecting Public Lands & Sustainable Recreation Opportunities

From our beginning, the Colorado Mountain Club has worked to create, define and protect the Colorado experience. In 1912, charter members Enos Mills and James Grafton Rogers worked tirelessly to designate the Estes Park Valley and beyond as Rocky Mountain National Park. Their success in 1915 marked the beginning of CMC's conservation legacy and changed millions of lives. This is the very heart of the Club – a combination of experience, belief, and action.

Today, CMC Conservation continues this tradition by promoting sustainable recreation, protecting wild lands, creating and maintaining access to Colorado’s best places for recreation, and engaging in stewardship in the places that hold so much meaning for members.

Our work is unique in that it is bi-partisan, specific to Colorado, and leverages advocacy with results on the ground.  Follow the links below to learn what we are planning for 2016 and beyond.

PUBLIC LANDS  We work with state and federal land managers to build processes, directives and plans that support sustainable recreation, create access to important recreation areas and protect ecologically significant wildlands across Colorado.  Learn more...

BACKCOUNTRY SNOWSPORTS INITIATIVE (BSI)            We unite winter organizations and enthusiasts in the important goal of maintaining snow, mountain town and winter recreation culture and opportunities in Colorado.  Learn more...


STEWARDSHIP  We perform land conservation and trail rehabilitation projects within the Southern Rockies to give back to places that we love.  Learn more...

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