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.

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.

To protect the water quality and ecological health of the Upper South Platte Watershed, through the cooperative efforts of watershed stakeholders, with emphasis placed on community values and economic sustainability.

Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP)  works with partners to provide essential services such as project planning, implementation, and monitoring within the watershed. Our commitment to the land and the people it serves is unparalleled. CUSP’s crews work tirelessly, whether on-the-ground or in the boardroom, to ensure communication, cooperation, and completion of vital programs. Working with volunteers, we plant thousands of trees each year, restore habitat, and improve recreational opportunities. Our crews also remove damaged and diseased trees and help reduce wildfire threats in our communities.

Since 1998 CUSP has worked to protect the 1.6 million-acre watershed that reaches from the Continental Divide to Strontia Springs Reservoir, southwest of Denver. The watershed is a recreational mecca with over 1 million acres of public lands; it provides municipal water for about three quarters of Colorado’s residents; it is renowned for its “gold-medal” fishing streams; and it is home to numerous threatened and endangered species.