For the 12th year, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project was awarded a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The award of $385,000 supports the 2022 Conservation in the West Poll and related student programming. The bipartisan poll surveys voters’ views regarding the conservation of public lands, energy, water, wildlife, wildfire, and other challenges in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
The student engagement funding will be used for the following cross-disciplinary projects:
- A survey of public land visitors
- A student photo contest
- Vintage-style (1930s) promotional posters
- “Dark Skies”
- State of the Rockies/CC Journalism Institute collaboration