We are the nonprofit stewards of public land in Southern Colorado. We actively educate and engage thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of hands-on trail and restoration projects that help to conserve and protect our region’s treasured public natural landscapes. From recreational trail work to watershed protection and fire rehabilitation, our work keeps Colorado’s great outdoors great.
We complete highly impactful trail and restoration projects that make a difference. We work in a variety of places from the desert plains to the tops of 14,000 foot peaks to ensure these lands are sustainable and resilient now and for future generations. We believe deeply in collaborative partnerships and actively engaging the community in our work as caring for our public lands benefits us all.
Project photography and videography, storage shed, working computers, shovels, pick mattocks, and field/office volunteers.
With 23 million annual visitors to the Pikes Peak Region (6 million visitors to the Garden of the Gods alone), RMFI’s stewardship work has never been more important.
“RMFI is more than a nonprofit. It is a place of learning, a research hub, a stewardship group, a social collaborative, and a leadership development organization. Without RMFI, I could not be the young man and up-and-coming leader I am today.” — Taylor Metzger, RMFI Volunteer & Volunteer Crew Leader