Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative has won the 2013 Colorado Collaboration Award, a prestigious $50,000 prize which recognizes excellence and innovation in non-profit partnerships.
Managed by Delta-based non-profit Uncompahgre/Com, the Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative is a partnership of federal and state agencies, including environmental agencies and local utilities, which works to strengthen ecosystems, improve wildlife habitats, and reduce fire danger in Western Colorado's natural spaces.
"We're proud and excited to have been selected as the winner of the Colorado Collaboration Award," said Pam Motley, director of Uncompahgre/Com. "This prize will help us continue major initiatives such as the Escalante Forest Restoration Project."
The Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative's core partners include the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Western Area Power Administration, and Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association.
The Collaborative has previously won national awards for its successes in forest restoration, weed management and fire prevention. The group has also been nationally recognized for its fire prevention work along power lines to improve forest diversity, increase wildlife habitat and keep electricity flowing safely.blog comments powered by Disqus