The Colorado for Healthy Landscapes supports education, stewardship efforts, and invasive species management to keep our lands healthy. Through partnerships and project development, Colorado for Healthy Landscapes members are utilizing university research and real-world applications to place accessible land management solutions in the hands Coloradans.
Created in 2012, Colorado for Healthy Landscapes works to preserve our states ecosystem and beauty by educating the public and our elected officials on the threats invasive species have on our environment. Coupling science-based management approaches with regional outreach, we strive to support local education and stewardship efforts which provide all Coloradans with the tools to protect our ecosystems and keep our landscapes healthy and beautiful.
Stewardship and Education
We incorporate science-based management approaches into regional stewardship efforts and provide Coloradoans with the tools to protect their ecosystems. Agencies, and individuals across the state are implementing projects to repair or protect specific elements of our native ecosystems. By investing in landscape adaptability, C4HL is building a broad foundation for landscape health and future stewardship efforts.
Biodiversity is critical to sustaining healthy ecological processes and creating landscapes that are resilient to ecological threats. With invasive species posing a direct threat to biodiversity in our native ecosystems, invasive species management is a keystone in CHL’s restoration and education efforts. These efforts leverage funding to achieve landscape-scale impacts and promote biodiversity, resilience and adaptability in our native ecosystems. Using invasive species management as a first step toward broader ecological health, C4HL projects are impacting the current and future health of our native ecosystems.
With funding from Checkoff Colorado, C4HL is supporting riparian and wildfire restoration efforts, pollinator habitat projects, collaborative landscape education programs, and local stewardship infrastructures.
Through partnerships and project development, C4HL members are utilizing university research and real-world applications to create accessible land management solutions for Coloradans.
Partnering with the Colorado Weed Management Association, C4HL-sponsored training is providing professionals with the latest university research and field-tested restoration strategies. These regional trainings are structured to put citizens in touch with their local land management professionals and inform healthy interactions with their native ecosystems