Created in 1999, Resource Stewardship's program goals have been to provide direction for the protection of the natural resources in the foreseeable future and to provide park staff with the appropriate tools to effectively conserve natural resources. Stewardship is responsible for performing baseline inventories on parks and cataloging natural resources, writing Park Stewardship Plans, problem solving for park staff and developing educational and resource materials for the public.
The main focus areas include; Geographical Information Systems (GIS), vegetation management (e.g. noxious weeds, aquatic nuisance species, rare plants, restoration/ revegetation and forest management), threatened and endangered species protection, wildlife habitat protection and statewide volunteer programs such as raptor monitoring, weed mapping and significant features monitoring.
The Stewardship team works closely with park staff and specialists to survey parks, keep updated records of natural resources and man-made structures within parks, produce educational information and problem solving guidebooks and create professional quality GIS maps.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD FROM OUT OF STATE!
Volunteer for Stewardship!
If you are planning to camp during an upcoming trip to Colorado, please help protect our public lands by buying local firewood near your destination campground. Firewood can spread harmful insect pests and diseases such as Emerald Ash Borer, Sirex Wood Wasp, Gypsy Moth, Asian Longhorned Beetle, and Oak Wilt Disease. If you have brought firewood from another state, please contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture immediately for instructions on how to dispose of it. For more information, call 303-239-4131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the stewardship team and help us protect the most beautiful places in Colorado!
We need volunteers to perform noxious weed mapping, raptor monitoring and nest mapping, various resource monitoring activities and many other tasks at our 42 State Parks across Colorado. Contact Stewardship for more information.
Resource Stewardship produces tools to help park staff better manage the natural resources at the park. We work closely with staff and qualified consultants to develop mini-management plans titled Best Management Practices and Resource Prescriptions. These documents provide reliable and specific solutions to common park problems!
Check them out on the Park Stewardship Plans - Resources link to the left!