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Mission and Values

Our Mission

The State of the Rockies Project enhances understanding of and action to address socio-environmental challenges in the Rocky Mountain West through collaborative student-faculty research, education, and stakeholder engagement.

Our Vision

For the State of the Rockies Project to be the regional hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on socio-environmental issues affecting the Rocky Mountain West.

Who We Are

Colorado College students, faculty, and staff interested in the long-term viability of Rockies’ communities and environment.

We Strive To

  • Inform stakeholders about critical regional issues.
  • Encourage dialogue and collaborative action to protect and nurture the Rockies.
  • Connect peer communities by sharing best practices.
  • Stimulate Colorado College student contributions and outreach in the Rockies.

What We Do

Through student-faculty-staff collaboration we:

  • Ask interesting questions
  • Gather relevant data
  • Publish informative annual reports
  • Hold stimulating discussions
  • Enrich Rockies’ dialogue
The State of the Rockies Project is in its fifteenth year, and seeks to increase public understanding of vital issues affecting the Rocky Mountain West. All State of the Rockies events are free and open to the public, who are encouraged to join the ongoing discussion of the issues that affect our beautiful yet fragile region.

2018 State of the Rockies Report:
Western Forests in the Anthropocene

2018 State of the Rockies Report cover

The 2018 Conservation in the West Poll

Explore the results of the 2018 poll here

Watch the release presentation event from Outdoor Retailer