Building an Outdoor Foundation Through FOOT

Before coming to Colorado College, I had never met someone who had gone backpacking. I had no idea NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) or HMI (High Mountain Institute) existed. I had been car camping, and […]

Public Opinion and Politics of Public Land

Every year, the Colorado College State of the Rockies program completes the Conservation in the West Poll. Exploring bi-partisan opinions in each state and for the Rocky Mountain West region, the poll surveys views on […]

The Fresh Prince of Outdoor Design

In a pithy talk that seemed designed to convince audience members that he is still a college kid at heart, product designer, manager, and innovator in the outdoor industry Jason Belaire described his experience designing […]