CEC has completed Stewardship Plans for the following Colorado State Parks:

  • Steamboat Lake

  • Pearl Lake

  • Boyd Lake

  • Eldorado Canyon

  • Lathrop

  • John Martin Reservoir (In Progress)

  • Elkhead Reservoir (In Progress)

  • Yampa River (In Progress)

  • Golden Gate Canyon (In Progress)


The update or creation of Stewardship Plans for Colorado State Parks are essential to maintain Park properties as natural resource sanctuaries while also providing recreational opportunities to the public. These documents are implemented for seven years or longer following their creation and therefore must consider long-term management of the resources present, but also how resources may change due to new pressures such as population growth, climate change, and noxious weed dispersal.

“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.” 

- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

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