Directors of eight state offices of outdoor recreation, left to right, Colorado's Luis Benitez, Montana's Rachel VandeVoort, North Carolina's David Knight, Oregon's Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, Utah's Tom Adams, Vermont's Michael Snyder, Washington's Jon Snyder and Wyoming's Domenic Bravo, show the freshly signed Confluence Accords atop the Le Meridien Hotel in Denver on July 25. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Eight states — including Colorado — sign “Confluence Accords” pledging ethical recreation as a path to economic prosperity

The Confluence Accords outlined a roadmap for the states to promote conservation and stewardship of lands

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