We recognize the vital work that Colorado agricultural producers and land managers play in increasing the health, vitality, and function of Colorado working lands. This website highlights the good work of innovative producers and managers. Visit our resources page to discover Colorado mentors and learn more about how to increase the health of your lands and expand your network.


Colorado consumers and citizens are a key influence on agricultural practices through their buying power at stores and through their influence of policy makers. We hope that you recognize the difference you can make in the health of working lands in Colorado and educate yourself about these issues by viewing our resources page so you can share this information with your circle of influence.


Our coalition members work at the local, state, and federal policy levels. The coalition understands the power that policy makers at this level have to influence the practices on public and private working lands in Colorado. We hope that the resources we offer will help you better understand the issues that face agriculture producers and land managers working to enhance Colorado working lands.

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Working together to address challenges and enhance the health of working lands

Colorado Coalition to Enhance Working Lands (COCEWL) is a coalition of dynamic organizations working together to address the challenges facing those working to enhance the health and productivity of Colorado’s working lands. 

Our coalition works to improve the resilience and productivity of Colorado to create viable agricultural businesses and rural communities, protect open space, and increase the ecosystem service benefits these lands provide to the people of Colorado. Our focus is working with agricultural producers and land managers to increase soil health, biodiversity, and hydrologic function wherever possible.

Quivira Coalition has committed to supporting COCEWL by hiring a network manager to provide structure and consistency in the coalition’s work. The COCEWL manager oversees the scope and reach of the coalition and coordinates efforts with each of our working groups so that we can more effectively focus on the ways in which we can work together on key issues and programs. We hope to maximize the resources we have in Colorado to improve our soil health, biodiversity, water, rural businesses, and communities

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