High Country Conservation Center

The High Country Conservation Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving Summit County. For more than 40 years, we've been making tremendous progress towards a more environmentally sustainable community, focusing on energy efficiency, waste reduction, sustainable food, and water conservation.

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General Information

Official Name
High Country Conservation Center​​​​​​​
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Former Name(s)
(2005)Summit Recycling Project
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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Colorado Location
Mailing Address
PO Box 4506
Frisco, CO 80443
Other Address
737 Ten Mile Dr, 206
Frisco, CO 80443
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Mission Statement

To promote practical solutions for waste reduction and resource conservation in our mountain community.

Organization History

The High Country Conservation Center has been serving Summit County for more than 30 years. We work with individuals, businesses and governments towards a more environmentally sustainable community.


We have been members of [HC3's] CSAs for many years because we think it is important to support local agriculture and know where our food comes from. The benefits of supporting local, organic agriculture are numerous, from various sustainability metrics, to the overall nutrition content of the food. As full time residents of Summit County, we are impressed and inspired by HC3's ability to produce such amazing, local produce and are excited to participate in this program again.
- Jason Lederer

My time helping HC3 with the green house construction last autumn was truly inspirational. Good food is good health and their dedication to expanding the CSA program further stirred my passion for health, the environment and absolutely delicious produce. In spite of challenges the wonderful crew at HC3 forged ahead every week until this project was complete. It was truly a personal high point of my autumn helping them and getting to know even better a super organization.
- Tom Koehler

Thank you for the opportunity to help in my community! I really enjoyed being a part of helping my community be GREEN! I so appreciate what you all do at HC3 and I am even more impressed now that I saw you in action from the inside ;) I will definitely volunteer again! I will also encourage my friends and family to help in the future as I know you can always use more help!
-Jocelyn Banks

Our house was built in 1970 or 1971. There were few County building codes at that time, almost no concern or emphasis on energy efficiency, and no significant awareness of "green" construction. We took advantage of the discounted price for a comprehensive energy audit from HC3. They were extremely thorough, pointing out numerous areas where we could improve our energy efficiency. They put us in contact with a reputable contractor to perform the work and then followed up with us to be sure we were satisfied. They also assisted with getting us our rebates and suggested future low cost improvements. It has been very beneficial and effective.
-Terry Perkins

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