Affiliate Organizations

Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. acts as an umbrella organization,  supporting various capacity needs, such as fiscal sponsorship or staff assistance,  for the following conservation groups.

To serve Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin communities by addressing locally-identified watershed issues for economic, ecological, and social benefit.

The Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative (ARWC) is a community-generated response to wildfire and its effects on water and communities. As fires in the Arkansas River Basin and throughout Colorado become more intense and frequent – coupled with a rapidly growing population moving to fire-prone areas – the need for community and agency partnerships to address impacts and preserve the health of our watersheds is essential. ARWC is a hub for community-driven fire mitigation, forest and watershed health and post-fire collaborative efforts. 

The Collaborative covers all 23,000 square miles of the Arkansas River Basin, reaching from Leadville to the Colorado-Kansas border. Our work includes forest health and wildfire fuels mitigation, post-fire and flood recovery, stream management planning, water quality, stream restoration, collaborative development and stakeholder engagement.

To restore, protect, and enhance the Purgatoire River Watershed through stakeholder engagement, collaboration, education, and on-the-ground work for the benefit of all.

The Purgatoire Watershed Partnership (PWP) works closely and collaboratively with stakeholders across the watershed on a host of projects and educational opportunities for the benefit of our landowners, communities, and the watershed as a whole. 

The Purgatoire River Basin includes 196 miles of river and covers a total area of 2,206,204 acres.  It originates in the headwaters of the Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and winds down through sections of the Comanche National Grasslands before it reaching its confluence with the Arkansas River downstream near the town of Las Animas.

To protect Clear Creek’s watershed and forest health and improve wildfire resilience through community collaboration.

The Clear Creek watershed spans four counties covering an area of 575 square miles, with 400 square miles located in the ‘upper’ watershed in the mountains west of Golden.

In 2019, a pre-wildfire risk evaluation study was commissioned by the Upper Clear Creek Watershed Association (UCCWA), the City of Golden, and the Standley Lake IGA Cities of Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster. The study report completed in 2021 identified key needs for wildfire risk management in the basin, including:

  • Specific watercourse, forest, and infrastructure vulnerabilities;
  • Priority mitigation project options to manage fuels, stream channels, floodplains, wildland-urban interface, and;
  • A need to establish a watershed stakeholder partnership to address these issues.

The Clear Creek Watershed & Forest Health Partnership (CCWFHP) was formed to meet the need for stakeholder coordination and collaboration and to facilitate taking action on wildfire risk. The purpose of the Partnership is to sustain ongoing wildfire planning in the basin, identify viable project sites for mitigation actions, and support forest and stream restoration projects in the watershed.

A collective voice and representative organization for Colorado that provides educational  networking opportunities for communities, groups, and individual stakeholders focused on reducing the negative impacts of wildfires in the state.

Fire Adapted Colorado is an independent non-profit organization closely associated with and born out of the Fire Adapted Community Learning Network (FAC Net). FAC Net is a national network of people working to build wildfire resilience capacity in wildfire-prone communities. It is supported through a partnership among The Nature Conservancy, the Watershed Research and Training Center, and the USDA Forest Service. FAC Net’s purpose is to connect and support people and communities who are striving to live more safely with wildfire. A fire-adapted community is a knowledgeable, engaged community that is taking actions that will enable them to safely accept fire as part of the surrounding landscape 

Fire Adapted Colorado provides a statewide platform for information sharing and forward thinking discussion as related to wildfire issues. FACO acts as a connecting force that works with a collective voice, aimed at creating safer and more resilient communities living with the threat of wildfire.

Providing urgently needed shelter to first responders and victims of wildfires or other natural disasters.

EmergencyRV is a charitable organization initially established in response to the massive and deadly November 2018 Campfire, which decimated the entire town of Paradise, California, and left more than 50,000 residents traumatized and displaced.

EmergencyRV is a 100% volunteer-based charitable organization providing urgently needed shelter to first responders and victims of wildfire or other natural disasters.