Stewardship and Trails Senior Program Officer with Great Outdoors Colorado
Chris Yuan Farrell is the Stewardship and Trails Senior Program Officer for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) where he works to preserve, enhance, and restore Colorado’s parks, open spaces, wildlife habitat, rivers, and trails. (GOCO, constitutionally-created in 1992, allocates and grants approximately $70 million in lottery proceeds annually to trails, stewardship and other state and local outdoor priorities). Chris’ decade-long involvement in conservation began as an undergraduate ecology major and researcher at Santa Clara University. As a landscape ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, he published several peer-reviewed articles on various conservation topics. He is a former Doris Duke Conservation Fellow and Colorado Open Lands Conservation Fellow and received a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.
Outside of the office, Chris is an avid mountain biker and serves on the board of directors of Groundwork Denver, working to improve Denver’s green spaces and promote the health and well-being of Coloradans.