We are excited to share that the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition has been designated as a 2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection in the Non-Profit Leadership category!


To determine 2018 SHIFT Award Official Selections, SHIFT researchers first identified more than 300 individuals or initiatives from around North America that leveraged outdoor rec for conservation gains.


They then used this criteria to make further evaluations of more than 160 initiatives in six categories: Non-Profit Leadership, Business Leadership, Public Land-Management Innovation, Technology, Youth Engagement and Adventure Athlete.


For this year’s Awards, they began our research by looking at more than 400 initiatives that are leveraging outdoor rec for conservation gains. They then evaluated more than 150 nominations on the basis of impact, innovation and replicability, and applied an additional criteria to our evaluations—“Does the initiative help advance and promote the health benefits of time outside?”to insure alignment with this year’s focus.


We are honored to be receiving this award among so many other incredible organizations and individuals in this field.


Read their announcement to learn more about the awards and other winners!