This toolkit is to help communities promote the Colorado Tourism Office's view of responsible tourism. The goal is to raise awareness for sharing care not only for Colorado destinations but for visitors and those who call our destinations home.
Below are resources you can use to help us amplify this message. All campaign materials live on the Care for Colorado Content hub.
None of the materials in the Colorado Tourism Office toolkits can be altered or customized in any way without the Colorado Tourism Office’s consent, including the addition or subtraction of:
If you’re considering altering any of the following, email email@example.com, who can facilitate a review for special uses.
It is a violation of use of the Colorado Tourism Office’s materials if you are:
- adding your or any other organization’s logo to the materials outlined above
- removing the Colorado Tourism Office logo from any of the materials
- altering any part of the Colorado Tourism Office logo (includes colors, size, shape, and text)
- repurposing the toolkit principles to fit your own organization (example: [Insert City Name]’s Care for Colorado Principles).
- posting any of the above on your website or social channels without crediting the Colorado Tourism Office
To use the Colorado Tourism Office’s toolkits responsibly you can:
- reference the copyrighted material in the text – principles should never be labeled as rules, but always as principles or guidelines; they should always be referred to as the “[name of the campaign] Principles”
- reference the full campaign name in the text, the name should always be spelled out – for example, do not use LNT or Leave-No-Trace, instead of Leave No Trace
- reprint toolkit material in your visitor guide or include them in your welcome packet – email us if you need different sizes for this purpose.
- work with Colorado Tourism Office to customize portions of the toolkit for your destination/organization and have it printed on ReLeaf paper; minor edits to non-principles content can be made for free
- share toolkit videos and content on your website and social channels, crediting the Colorado Tourism Office and other partners involved in individual campaigns
- print toolkit material and posters and post them in your visitor center or other welcome areas
- print material from the toolkit to hand out to guests
We, in Colorado, certainly understand the devastation that wildfires can create. The current hot, dry, windy weather is causing concern about critical fire conditions across the state. Ancillary effects of past fire damage, such as mudslides and floods, are also impacting portions of Colorado.
Care for Colorado Stewardship Partners have joined together to provide a variety of resources about Wildfire Education for you to share, which you can find below. Thank you for helping us get this important information out to visitors and residents.
Jill Corbin, Interim Director, Colorado Tourism Office
Dana Watts, Executive Director, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Wildfire safety resources
Please feel free to share these assets on your own channels — just be sure to credit the partner organization and link back to their site.
- Care for Colorado Campfire Etiquette Video
- Care for Colorado Wildfire Prevention Posters
- Care for Colorado Week Fire Infographic
- Care for Colorado Campfire Quiz
- Colorado Parks & Wildlife — Fire, Closures and Alerts
- Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management — Fire Restrictions
- Colorado State Forest Service — Current Wildfire Information & Fire Restrictions
- Leave No Trace — Principle 5: Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Leave No Trace — Keep Wildfires Wild
- Leave No Trace — Cook It On a Camp Stove
- Leave No Trace — Recreating in Restoration Areas
- Leave No Trace — Do Your Part To Prevent Wildfires
- Leave No Trace — How To Use a Fire Pan
- Leave No Trace — How To Build a Mound Fire
- USDA Forest Service — Public Fire Information Websites
- BLM — Colorado Fire Information
- BLM Facebook — Colorado Fire
- National Park Service — Fire
- USDA Forest Service — Be Fire Safe
- Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management — Flood After Fire
- Smokey Bear
Social media posts
Share any of the posts below to encourage visitors to Care for Colorado on all their adventures. Don’t forget to tag @VisitColorado and @LeaveNoTraceCenter on all your posts.
- Before you head out on your adventure, check local fire restrictions to make sure campfires are allowed. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Build a minimum-impact fire. Consider whether the conditions are safe to have a fire at your picnic or campsite. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Use existing fire rings or fire pans to build a campfire. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Cook it on a camp stove! Camp stoves are fast. No need to gather wood, tend to a fire or douse it in water before going to bed. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Remember the four Ds of firewood collection and use only dead, downed, dinky and distant wood to build a campfire. If you purchase wood, do so locally to prevent the spread of invasive species. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Keep your campfire small. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Never leave any campfire unattended. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Burn all wood in a campfire completely to ash. Saturate campfire ash with water. Make sure your campfire is fully extinguished and cool to the touch before leaving the area or going to bed. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
- Be careful of parking your car or ATV in tall, dry vegetation, such as grass. The hot underside of the vehicle can start a fire. #USDAForestService #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
Care for Colorado Online Training Resources
Care for Colorado Stewardship Partner, the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, has produced a new Pest Mitigation and Invasive Species Rack Card and Informational Poster to share. If you would like copies of the rack card, please contact Doug Caskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you and your employees to take the free Colorado Concierge online training at any time to become even greater trusted sources of information for visitors and residents. There are six modules in total, the newest being the Inclusive Colorado Culture, plus 6 others you can take to learn about Care for Colorado, Colorado Essentials, Colorado-Stye Customer Service, Traveler Safety, Colorado Travel Regions and Hunting and Fishing.
'5 Steps to Care for Coloradans' video
This '5 Steps to Care for Coloradans' animated video shares how visitors can stay safe and keep others around them protected.
To embed this video on your own site:
- Click the listed YouTube links.
- Under the video, click the "Share" button.
- When the sharing options pop up, click "Embed," and then copy the string of code to the right of the video.
- Paste that code into your own website.
'5 Steps to Care for Coloradans' posters
These posters reiterate the 5 steps highlighted in the Care for Coloradans' animated video.
This masks-required poster details in English and Spanish that there is a statewide mandatory mask order.
'Masks-Required' social media stills
Share these graphics on your social channels to inform tourists about the mandatory mask order in Colorado.
'Are you Colo-Ready?' brochure
The Care for Colorado Principles are shared in this brochure titled “Are You Colo-Ready?” This brochure encourages visitors to be good stewards of the places they visit in Colorado. The brochure also includes winter and summer packing advice along with other tips on traveling in Colorado.
You can work with us to customize the brochure for your own destination or nonprofit, for the cost of printing alone.
Email Laura Libby at Miles Partnership if you need to make edits to the brochure template. She can help you prepare your version to be professionally printed on ReLeaf paper.
Elements of the brochure that can be updated are:
- the Denver Shorthand section can be revised to reflect your destination’s unique local lingo (limit three terms with an average of 14 words per term)
- two items in the Colorado Packing List can be updated with up to 20 words for the name and information about the items
- information about your destination’s altitude can be amended in the “Act Like a Local” section
The Care for Colorado Principles must be included on customizations and may not be altered without permission of the Colorado Tourism Office and Leave No Trace. Any changes to the brochure must be approved by both the Colorado Tourism Office and Leave No Trace.
Examples of customized brochures are:
- C Lazy U Ranch distributing a customized brochure at the ranch
- Town of Frisco distributing a customized brochure in their visitor center
How to print brochures
Brochures are printed on ReLeaf paper. ReLeaf is a program that replants trees to replace those used in the creation of paper. Costs may increase or decrease depending on the shipping location.
Printing costs are subject to change.
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'Are You Colo-Ready?' quiz
The “Are you Colo-Ready?” quiz builds on the Care for Colorado animated video, further engaging travelers in learning ways they can care for Colorado. Share the link to the quiz on your social channels, newsletters, blogs and more. Those who complete it can enter to win prizes from the Colorado Tourism Office.