CCA Programs: 2017 Wrap-Up

2017 was an incredibly successful year here at CCA. With support from BLM, some incredible partner organizations, and our outstanding volunteers, we turned the Gunnison Gorge, Dominguez-Escalante, and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Areas into outdoor classrooms and helped our community connect more meaningfully with these wild backyards.

--- 2017 PROGRAM STATS ---

River and Land Stewardship:

  • 11 different river events

  • 2 Trail Stewardship Program trainings and 5 outings

  • 134 volunteers contributing 1,629 hours


  • 2,704 students reached

  • 15 events across 36.5 days

  • 184 volunteers contributing 1,358 hours

Click here for more on our Spring and Fall education programs.

Our most sincere thanks to the dedicated volunteers, teachers, partners, and donors who made our work possible!

Looking Forward to 2018

Building off of our successes in 2017, we are excited to expand during the 2018 year. Partnerships with The Nature Connection, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Museums of Western Colorado all mean that our programs will be reaching more students in more places across the NCAs throughout the year.

If you want to be apart of our fabulous schedule of events and help reach students across the western slope this year, please contact Education Director Rob Gay at 970-263-7902 or e-mail