We are the nonprofit stewards of public land in Southern Colorado. Each year we complete 500+ workdays, actively engage over 2,000 community volunteers, oversee nearly 100 youth conservation corps members, and employ our own professional stewardship crews to complete highly impactful trail and restoration projects in public parks, open spaces, national forests, and wilderness areas.
With 24 million annual visitors to the Pikes Peak Region and a public health crisis that has illuminated how important parks and natural areas are for physical, mental, and emotional well-being, RMFI’s boots-on-the-ground stewardship work has never been more important for ensuring sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities, protected wildlife habitat, and healthy forests and ecosystems.
A new office and warehouse location, small fuel-efficient vehicle; working computers, printers, small cameras, shovels, pick mattocks, 5-gallon buckets; and field and office volunteers.
In 2020, RMFI built and improved 15 miles of trail, constructed 700+ erosion control and stabilization structures, and thinned 8,000+ trees to improve forest health.
“RMFI is the best! They make the work enjoyable while maintaining safety and focus on what needs to be done. I always feel welcomed and appreciated. ” — RMFI Volunteer