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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


Stewardship Team



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Our important work relies on generous contributions from donors like you. You can support our programs and campaigns by making a tax-deductible gift today!




Protecting Public Lands & Sustainable Recreation Opportunities

Through advocacy and stewardship, CMC Conservation works to preserve and enhance human-powered recreation in balance with natural resource conservation on Colorado's public lands.

Western Slope Forest Planning - Comments Due June 2

If you recreate in Crested Butte, Ouray or on the Grand Mesa, please tell the Forest Service how important these landscapes are for hiking, climbing and skiing!  Learn more and comment...


New CO Wilderness and Recreation Bills Introduced

Thank Congress TODAY!


On January 24, 2018 Senator Bennet and Representative Polis introduced the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act to protect 98,000 acres of public land in Eagle and Summit Counties. The bill was crafted to protect wilderness, world class hiking, backcountry skiing and mountain biking, wildlife habitat and the historical landscape at Camp Hale.  Learn More...



Conservation Programs

PUBLIC LANDS ADVOCACY  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...

Volunteer Today!



  • Upper Arkansas Valley Public Lands Partnership Coordination
  • Salida to Leadville Stage & Rail Trail
  PARTNERSHIPS - Conservation Department staff sit on these action bodies


  • Environmental Law Review - learn about the bedrock conservation laws that impact public land managment, natural resources, recreation and more!


A Legacy of Conservation

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.


Help us amplify our voice with CongressWeb:

We need to raise $1,500 for a new online advocacy tool to help us streamline Action Alerts, target policy makers, and engage grassroots advocates across the state!


Will you help us reach our goal?