Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative - restoring forests, improving wildlife habitat, controlling invasive weeds, working with landowners, keeping family ranches intact, discovering the wonders of nature, monitoring the health of the land. 




Can you imagine life without our colorful aspen forests, recreational trails and abundant clean running rivers? The members of the Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative (WCLC) work to keep our wild lands healthy.

The WCLC supports a large array of programs and projects aimed at improving the health of our natural lands including:

  • Restoring forests to improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
  • Controlling invasive weeds and seeding with locally-sourced native plants.
  • Working with local landowners to protect sage-grouse habitat while keeping family ranches intact.
  • Helping students discover the wonders of nature and learn how to monitor the health of the land.

The following organizations work collaboratively to be more efficient and effective in leveraging funds and expertise:

  • The Public Lands Partnership
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife
  • Western Area Power Administration
  • Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
  • Uncompahgre/Com, Inc. (a nonprofit nonprofit)

This collaboration is an outstanding example of how diverse groups with different interests can join together to work toward their common goals. The level of collaboration they have achieved among local, state, federal and corporate stakeholders is impressive. They are doing remarkable work in Western Colorado to protect the environment, conduct scientific research, educate the public about natural resources, create jobs and strengthen local economies.
— Renny Fagan, President + CEO Colorado Nonprofit Association

By supporting the WCLC, you’re helping us prevent uncontrollable wildfires,
block the spread of noxious weeds, and improve wildlife habitat. 

Watch this 3-minute video to learn more about one of our projects


Discover how partners are collaborating to improve the health of the forest on the Uncompahgre Plateau. You’ll hear from a student intern, Colorado State University professors, environmentalists, a lumber mill owner, and Forest Service personnel.