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For more than fifty years Colorado State University's College of Natural Resources has played a leadership role in research, teaching, training and technical assistance related to the world's parks and protected natural areas. It is widely recognized that these areas play a vital role in maintaining the earth's biotic diversity and ecosystem health.
Sound management provided by trained professionals and citizen support will ensure the maintenance of these important areas which anchor the success of nature conservation into the 21st century. The Center for Protected Area Management and Training was formed to assist protected area professionals in strengthening the management of the world's protected areas and adjacent lands.
- Provide technical assistance and training to protected area managers both nationally and internationally
- Provide opportunities for research and training to students in protected area management and expose them to a range for work environments
- Contribute to the shared knowledge base and network of protected areas throughout the world
- Integrate the knowledge and experience gained while working with protected area managers into professional literature, training materials, courses, seminars and other university activities.