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Ranger Excellence School, hosted by Larimer County and sponsored by COSA

2013 Ranger Excellence School

The 2013 Ranger Excellence School will be May 6th through May 10th at the Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex.

NOTE: The 2013 training conference will be hosted at the First National Bank building next to the Thomas McKee 4-H Youth and Community Building.

COSTS: The entire week of the Ranger Excellence School costs $150 per participant, whether you choose to attend just a few select sessions or the entire week.

Video from Ranger Excellence School 2012

The COSA Ranger Training Program was established in 2004 when the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas rangers teamed with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resource rangers to implement a routine refresher training protocol for open space rangers. In March 2005, both agencies conducted a joint training in an effort to build a working partnership, lower training costs, and complete required annual training.

In 2011, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources began to host the COSA Ranger Training, calling the training the Ranger Excellence School. The reason for the name change is that the week of training has been greatly expanded into a training conference. Instead of having one possible class per day/session, participants can choose one of several options per session to attend. Many more classes have been added to give attendees the freedom to customize the training they desire and need. Training has also been moved to the First National Bank Building at The Ranch Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex to accommodate the expanded number of classes and participants.

The training conference:

Contact Us:

Have any questions or need more information regarding The Ranger Excellence School? You may feel free to contact us.

Travis Rollins - (970) 498-5622 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources

Brian Flynn - (970) 429-2035 City of Aspen Open Space

Tom Welle - (303) 660-7337 Douglas County