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

2014 Ranger Excellence School

For those that are doing an overnight stay, there are hotels in the vicinity of the Larimer County Events Center. We are also providing free camping at Horsetooth Reservoir to all students. Please give me a call if you are interested in free camping. Stephen Gibson 970-498-5621.

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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 4H 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

Video from Ranger Excellence School 2014