So this last Saturday we celebrated the 2nd #coloradopubliclandsday . Proud #publicland owners all across the state got out, enjoyed, and supported the wonders of #Colorado . We have 24 million stunningly beautiful, ecologically and geographically diverse acres of federally managed public lands here. It doesn't stop there, though. We also have @coparkswildlife managing our state lands and wildlife across all land, as well as countless partner groups, environmental education groups (like @leavenotracecenter), #advocacy groups (like @protectourwinters, @accessfund and @wildernesssociety), and volunteer corps (like @colorado14ersinitiative), along with #local governments all over the state doing their part in supporting the natural beauty, valuable ecosystems, and #outdoor recreation opportunities found here. In fact, Colorado is the only state in the country that dedicates its entire lottery fund to recreation and #conservation (and thanks to SB18-066, this is now the case until at least 2049!). The funding breakdown is as follows: 10% goes to @coparkswildlife, 40% goes to the Conservation Land Trust, and the remaining 50% goes to @greatoutdoorscolorado. This is spectacular forward thinking and appreciation of the value the natural #environment has to our state. So thank you, @govofco -- we appreciate your support of our land (and yes, it's your land too!) #optoutside#nature#ourwild#coloradophotographer#mountains#rimby#greatoutdoors
Beautiful night for Our Colorado Public Lands Celebration! Thanks to Commissioner Tim Corrigan and Representative Dylan Roberts for speaking about the importance of our public lands! Thanks @drobco for all your work to promote state climate action. Thanks for hosting Mountain Tap! #coloradopubliclandsday#getoutthere#climatechange#YVSCclimateaction
#coloradobha members came together today for clean ups in celebration of Colorado Public Lands Day. As #publiclandowners we all have an obligation to be stewards of the land we are privileged enough to call ours. Thank you to all who volunteered their time!
Colorado Public Lands Day is today and we’re celebrating by donating 10% of all the profits from our rafting trips to help preserve and protect the wild and beautiful places that we all love to explore. #ColoradoPublicLandsDay#coloRADo
Happy Colorado Public Lands Day! We’re a pretty diverse state, with prairie, sage, alpine, desert, and riparian ecosystems worth celebrating and protecting.
Pictured L to R: Pawnee Buttes, Pawnee National Grassland - prairie; Greater Sage-grouse, BLM land in Moffatt County - sagebrush; Pikes Peak over Garden Of The Gods, Pike NF - alpine and prairie; rafting the wild Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument - Desert, riparian. Protect our public lands. #coloradopubliclandsday#publicland#ourpubliclands#ilcp_photographers
It's #coloradopubliclandsday - a day dedicated to the state's 24 million acres of public land, which house a lot of our favorite climbing areas. We're grateful for this immense resource! What's your favorite place to climb on public lands? #aacgram by @samandree of Rocky Mountain National Park.
It’s Colorado Public Lands Day! Founded in 2016, the third Saturday each May is dedicated as #copubliclandsday , a holiday dedicated to celebrating and getting outside to enjoy our unparalleled wild places and to give back to the public lands that provide us with so much. Here are just a few of our favorite wild and scenic Colorado places!#coloradopubliclandsday#keepcoloradowild#foreverwildandfree
It's Colorado Public Lands Day! We hope everyone is going to Get Out! Stop in afterward for a "Get Out!" Belgian Farmhouse-style Saison - brewed entirely with Colorado grown malt from @rootshootmalting , it's the perfect way to celebrate our amazing public lands in CO! 😎👌
I LOVE THIS STATE SO MUCH💚 Happy #ColoradoPublicLandsDay everybody! Working for Aspen Parks and Rec has been a dream come true and given me an even greater appreciation for this beautiful state and all it has to offer. Check out this website and video highlighting how awesome Colorado’s public parks, forests, rivers, lakes, mountains, grasslands, and deserts are! (link in bio) Then get out there and go celebrate the day!🌞
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to explore these lands ❤️ #coloradopubliclandsday
'In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands. The third Saturday in May is now recognized as Colorado Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate how our public lands are central to our economy and our quality of life.'
Today is the 2nd #coloradopubliclandsday . Let's talk about that--#publicland . This concept and its benefits and uses mean different things to different people; state by state; region by region. I think #Colorado and all of us who live in and love this state have made it clear that we value our public lands--not necessarily for one activity or purpose over the other, but rather for the tangible and intangible collective benefits they provide. Over 1/3 of Colorado is comprised of public lands. #Nationalparks ranging from the iconic peaks of @rockynps to the surreal dunefield of @greatsanddunesnps; from the dark depths of @blackcanyonnps to the dizzying structures of @mesaverdenps. Our #nationalforests contain many of the famous mountain vistas, aspen stands, wildlife and general #wilderness we love to have as our daily backdrop. Our #wildlife refuges are critical for supporting and preserving the biodiversity o ye range of ecosystems need to function. Those are just a couple of examples of the extreme range in landscapes, agencies, and benefits of their protection. Whether you hike, camp, fish, hunt, view, paddle, peddle, skin up or just ski down, or even just live in Colorado, the benefits of OUR public lands are clear. Our state #economy is booming because of our relationship with these lands. Just the outdoor #recreation industry alone contributes nearly $2 billion just in tax revenue! Not only that, but nearly 230,000 jobs are within the outdoor recreation realm. So let's go, Colorado -- let's continue to lead the charge in valuing, protecting, and thoughtfully managing our public lands well into the future. Examples must be set and we can he the ones to set them for the whole country.