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What We Value

Resource Conservation | We value strategic land conservation and resource protection work. GOCO invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state's parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. To date, GOCO has helped partners across the state protect 1.2 million acres of open space.
Pictured: Knorr Ranch in Summit County. Photo by Ren Martyn.

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Outdoor Stewardship | We support sustainability of and improvements to the state’s natural and recreational resources. In fiscal year ’20, GOCO-funded projects constructed 27.8 miles of trail and restored 286,000 acres of critical habitat, including rivers, streams, wetlands, and wildlife migration corridors.
Pictured: Sutey Ranch in Carbondale. Photo by moxie82inc.

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Community Vitality | We invest in conservation and outdoor recreation efforts that support communities and quality of life. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and the City of Trinidad, CPW now owns and manages the 19,200-acre Fishers Peak property in Las Animas County. GOCO contributed $17.25 million to the acquisition. Fishers Peak State Park will be an economic driver for the City of Trinidad and help establish the area as a recreation destination.
Pictured: Fishers Peak State Park. Photo by Cameron Davidson, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy.

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Equitable Access | We partner with communities to break down barriers to the outdoors. Since 1992, GOCO has worked with local governments and partners to create and improve 1,641 community parks and outdoor recreation spaces, including universally accessible playgrounds and outdoor classrooms, and helped build or restore 900 miles of trail.
Pictured: North Sterling State Park, courtesy of CPW.

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Youth Connections | We support projects and programs that help children and families get outside more often and experience all the benefits of doing so. Over the last 5 years, GOCO has invested $29.1 million in 15 communities through its Generation Wild program. The movement has impacted the lives of 40,000 kids and families, created a network of more than 400 partners, and supported 2,140 outdoor programs.  
Pictured: Nature Kids Discovery Zone in Lafayette. Photo by moxie82inc.