Mule deer herd on Green Mountain, Colorado

RESTORE Colorado Program

Mule deer herd on Green Mountain, Colorado

RESTORE Colorado funds at-scale habitat restoration and stewardship projects on public and private conservation lands in Colorado that have the greatest benefit for wildlife and local communities. RESTORE Colorado is a partnership among NFWF and Great Outdoors Colorado, the Gates Family Foundation, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.


Stretching from the rolling shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains to the crest of the Rocky Mountains, and into the canyons of the desert Southwest, Colorado hosts some of the most impressive landscapes and wildlife habitat in the country. At the same time, a rapidly growing human population and increasing demands on public and private lands has strained wildlife and their habitats in the region.

Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment (RESTORE) Colorado funds at-scale habitat restoration, expansion and improvement projects across priority landscapes including: 

•    River corridors, riparian areas and wetlands
•    Eastern Colorado grasslands
•    Sagebrush
•    Big game winter range and migration routes
•    Forestland projects in specific geographies

Application Information

11/18/2022 RESTORE Colorado 2023 Request for Proposals - CLOSED View Now
04/19/2022 2022 Grant Slate Download the PDF
04/19/2022 Program Fact Sheet Download the PDF
05/27/2021 2021 Grant Slate Download the PDF
04/13/2021 2020 Grant Slate Download the PDF
Staff Representatives

Program Director, Grasslands and Mountain West

Manager, Southwest Rivers Program

Manager, Rocky Mountain Regional Office

Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office

Regional Program Coordinator