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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.


Collect data on trails, campsites & visitor use to help land managers while you recreate!  Get Involved...

Make your voice heard on important public land campaigns.  Comment Today...

CMC Stewardship Crews maintain & enhance trails and public lands across Colorado.  Learn More...

Engaging and educating winter backcountry users on safe travel, regulations, etiquitte and ecology.  Learn More...

Balancing recreation access with natural resource protection.  Learn about current projects...

Colorado's voice for winter backcountry recreation & travel management planning.  See what we're working on...

It's easy to help steward our public lands any time you are out for a hike/climb/ride!  Learn how...


Stories from the field, in-depth articles on campaigns and much more. Read about our work...

Check out our YouTube Channel with videos, speaker panels, webinars, trainings and info on current campaigns!


A Legacy of Conservation


Since it's founding, 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.

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.



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!

ANNUAL REPORTS - Read more about our projects and accomplishments


Contact CMC Conservation Department Staff


Julie Mach, Conservation Director  (303)996-2764

Kendall Chastain, Conservation Coordinator

Connor Maher, Stewardship Coordinator


Help us amplify our voice:

CMC relies on individual donations and grant to run our advocacy and stewardship programs.


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