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June 12, 2006 NTTP Meeting Notes
Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative:
Memorandum of Understanding
THIS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) is hereby entered into by and
among the listed parties on page 3 of this document, herein referred
to as Cooperators.
This MOU establishes a cooperative partnership among Federal, State
and local agencies and other public and private entities to develop
a conservation leadership training and certification program. Cooperators
will create an environment that integrates and expands volunteer and
public and private group stewardship as an integral way of accomplishing
agency conservation work. The challenge is to provide future leaders
for volunteer projects who maintain high quality standards, are highly
productive, and provide for an excellent volunteer experience that meets
all safety requirements.
B. STATEMENT OF MUTUAL INTERESTS AND BENEFITS.
Whereas, public lands:
---- Are historic and valued parts of the life style of the Rocky Mountain
---- Provide for a wide variety of users, and purposes,
---- Represent a significant asset that requires constant and consistent
---- Involve multiple jurisdictions requiring coordinated management,
planning and maintenance,
---- Partners and volunteer groups enjoy conservation project work that
enhances program benefits to visitors, customers and members,
---- Public land management agencies have limited resources to support
the operation and maintenance of an extensive and complex system, and
---- There is a limited agency and volunteer source of skilled conservation
crew leaders and project managers to provide for planning and implementation
of conservation projects.
THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION OF THE ABOVE, THE PARTIES AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
To develop a conservation leadership training curriculum and certification
process for universal use and recognition among cooperators.
To establish a Conservation Leadership Council (hereafter "Council")
to coordinate planning, certification, communication and oversight
of a statewide program.
To identify sites for conservation leadership training and conservation
To develop a monitoring and reporting process to evaluate and enhance
the effectiveness of a leadership- training program.
To publicize, recruit and participate in the conservation leadership
programs identified by the council.
C. IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED AND UNDERSTOOD BY ALL PARTIES THAT:
TERMINATION. Any cooperator may terminate their involvement in
the instrument in whole, or in part, at any time before the date
of expiration by submitting to the Council a written notice of termination.
PARTICIPATION IN SIMILAR ACTIVITIES. This instrument in no way
restricts the Cooperator(s) from participating in similar activities
with other public or private agencies, organizations, and individuals.
NON-FUND OBLIGATING DOCUMENT. This instrument is neither a fiscal
nor a funds obligation document. Any endeavor involving reimbursement,
contribution of funds, or transfer of anything of value among the
cooperators to this instrument will be handled in accordance with
applicable laws, regulations, and procedures. Such endeavors will
be outlined in separate agreements that shall be made in writing
by representatives of the cooperators and shall be independently
authorized by appropriate statutory authority. This instrument does
not provide such authority. Specifically, this instrument does not
establish authority for noncompetitive awards to any cooperator
of any contract or other agreement. Any contract or agreement for
training or other services must fully comply with all applicable
requirements for competition.
MODIFICATION. Changes within the scope of this instrument shall
be made by the issuance of a mutually executed modification.
COMPLETION DATE. This instrument is executed by each party as of
the date shown, unless modified by the need to include future signatories
and expires no later than December 1, 2005 at which time it is subject
to review and renewal, or expiration.
THE COOPERATORS HERETO have executed this agreement.
Signature ------ DATE
Memorandum of Understanding Among
AUDUBON SOCIETY OF GREATER DENVER
BACKCOUNTRY HORSEMAN OF COLORADO
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
BACKCOUNTRY SNOWSPORTS ALLIANCE
COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE
COLORADO FOURTEENERS INITIATIVE
COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB
COLORADO OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE COALITION
COLORADO PARKS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION
COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE
COLORADO STATE PARKS
COLORADO TRAIL FOUNDATION
COLORADO YOUTH CORPS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL ALLIANCE
HEADWATERS TRAILS ALLIANCE
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKING ASSOCIATION
JEFFERSON COUNTY OPEN SPACE
LEAVE NO TRACE
MILE HIGH YOUTH CORPS
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
ROARING FORK OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS
ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS
SOUTHWEST COLORADO YOUTH CORPS
TREAD LIGHTLY, INC.
USDA FOREST SERVICE
VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOORS COLORADO
WESTERN COLORADO CONSERVATION CORPS
WILDLANDS RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS
COTI is funded in part from Great Outdoors Colorado through the Colorado
State Parks Trails Program.
600 S. Marion Pkwy, Denver, CO 80209 303-715-1010 x12
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