First, to bring relevant and timely science to bear on policy decisions at the local and state levels. Second, to foster policies that are better suited to address challenges related to climate change, sustainability, technology adoption, and natural resource management in Colorado. Finally, to build and foster a new contingent of scientists in Colorado who are strongly engaged in identifying opportunities and relationships for bringing science into the policy realm.


Check out our calendar where you can find upcoming events.

May 2023

Past Events

Take Action

Help CO-LSEN bring science to climate solutions. We need science in our climate solutions. Tell your representatives!

Write to your local legislators. Use our editable letter template to let your local lawmakers know about issues that matter to you.

Write to CO-LSEN tell us about yourself, what’s your field of research? What issues matter to you?

Tweet at your legislator get your legislator’s attention on twitter!

Better Know A Colorado Border

Baca County, in Colorado’s Southeastern corner, borders Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Watch our video on the challenges faced by Baca County’s residents and the resources communities draw on to face them.

Focus Issues

What does energy in Colorado mean?

We think Environmental Issues in Colorado are important

We examine technology issues in Colorado

Living with Fire Campaign

Did you know 86% of Colorado wildfires in the last ten years have been caused by human ignition sources? Find out more about Colorado’s fire season by reading out fact sheet.

The Better Know a Colorado District project uses light humor to draw out the critical science-policy-society issues, drivers of the economy, and cultural values in each of the seven (soon-to-be eight!) districts of Colorado. The project features story maps to provide virtual tours of each district, as well as interviews with Colorado’s Congressional representatives. 

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