CELEBRATING COLORADO’S PUBLIC LANDS FROM A DISTANCE
Colorado Public Lands Day in 2021
In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands. Colorado Public Lands Day is an opportunity to celebrate public lands, which are central to our economy and our quality of life.
The COVID-19 crisis highlights the importance of nature and open spaces to Coloradans. The past year made it more clear than ever before that investments in our lands, waters, and wildlife are critical pieces of a recovery that builds back better by creating family-supporting jobs and protecting public health.
This Public Lands Day, we are thrilled to celebrate the public lands that connect us to each other and our communities. — public lands. We’ll focus on each other, the places we’ve already conserved, and the bold but achievable goal of conserving and restoring 30 percent of our land and water by 2030, as science says we must.
The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, but it’s not here yet. We encourage everyone to enjoy our public lands responsibly. Please follow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommendations in order to protect yourself and those around you. To learn more about how you can recreate responsibly while social distancing, click here.