Great Outdoors Colorado – GOCO announced it has invested $9.2 million for trails, planning and conservation across Colorado.

Among its grants is $75,000 toward Ignite Interest in Natural Resources Careers, supporting the Town of Oak Creek in partnership with CYCA and Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE).

CAEE and CYCA will create a plan to make a Careers in Natural Resources guide for high school students, serving as a complement to “A How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources,” which was first published by the partnering organizations in 2014 and is designed for older emerging professionals. With Colorado’s growing and diverse population, the need for the next generation of outdoor professionals is clear. In addition, job prospects for environmental careers are strong, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting faster-than-average employment growth for several outdoor- and natural resource-focused fields. 

Read the full press release here.

Thank you, GOCO!