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CELEBRATING COLORADO’S PUBLIC LANDS
Colorado Public Lands Day in 2023
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 quality of life.
It is more clear than ever before that investments to support the conservation of our lands, waters, and wildlife are critical pieces of sustaining this high quality of life for future generations of Coloradans, combating climate change, and creating a more inclusive and equitable future for our public lands.
This Public Lands Day, we are thrilled to celebrate the public lands that connect us to each other and our communities. We’ll focus on each other, the places we’ve already conserved and continue working to conserve for future generations, and the bold but achievable goal of conserving and restoring our lands, water, and wildlife to keep Colorado wild and resilient to a changing climate.