On-Campus Programs

The Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM) actively pursues opportunities to connect the campus community with protected area opportunities and information.  This includes disseminating the information acquired through our research, on-site training courses, and technical collaboration with the greater University community and also developing opportunities for students to get involved in hands-on activities with protected areas.  Our academic outreach programs are designed to bridge our off campus field work with the interests of our students, faculty, and local community members and to bring opportunities for fieldwork to our students. In addition, CPAM staff and affiliates teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at CSU and they serve as guest lecturers.  If you would like to request a guest lecture from one of our CPAM team members, let us know.

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Work study student team

CPAM hires a team of work-study students from CSU to support its on-going programs and mission.  This is a great way for students to gain real-world experience and have the opportunities to learn from and interact with conservation professionals from around the world.

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Spanish Language Lunch on Conservation and Protected Areas

CPAM hosts Spanish language casual luncheons throughout the year for anyone from the CSU and Fort Collins community that would like to learn or practice Spanish while listening to presentations about the conservation issues from around the world.

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Protected Area Brown Bag Seminars

CPAM hosts occasional English language brown bag seminars on topics related to protected areas and international conservation.  These sessions are hosted on campus and designed to expand coverage of international issues on campus.

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Protected Area Resource Center (PARC)

CPAM has the largest known collection of protected area and conservation literature in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  This includes books, articles, project reports, brochures, pamphlets, guidebooks, best practice manuals, CDs, DVDS, and other materials that have been collected over 30 years from over 50 countries.  PARC is currently in storage, but CPAM is working on acquiring additional space that will enable the PARC to be reopened to benefit CSU students and researchers.


CPAM works with different agencies to arrange for student internship opportunities.  For information about any current internship opportunities, see https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cpam/internships/