Since 1992, GOCO has directed a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to preserve, protect, and enhance the state’s wildlife, park, river, trail, and open space heritage. We’re proud to share our newest annual report, reflecting the impacts of our grant funding during the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
This fiscal year, GOCO was proud to invest $68 million into 102 projects in 42 counties across the state. These efforts conserved 55,966 acres of land, restored 17,895 acres of habitat, created and improved 27 parks and outdoor recreation areas, built or reconstructed 70 miles of trail, employed 400 young people through youth corps, and more.
It was also the first year implementing our new grant program portfolio, which allows us to be more nimble and responsive to needs experienced and elevated by communities so we can collectively advance shared values. We also improved accessibility of our resources with a new regional staffing model and simplified grant process.
All that we’ve accomplished is thanks to incredible land trusts, local governments, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, nonprofits, and other organizations in your communities that have contributed their passion and dedication to achieve critical outcomes for Colorado’s people, places, and wildlife.