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 on the westside of Colorado Springs, field and office volunteers, and working vehicles (4 x 4 trucks, small fuel efficient vehicle).
RMFI celebrates 40 years of stewardship in 2021! Over the past 4 decades, we have engaged close to 40,000 volunteers and built/maintained nearly 400 miles of trail.
“The best part was meeting the new crop of young people working for RMFI and also working with youth volunteers. RMFI is doing a great job developing the next generation of trail stewards, and that means a lot to me, being over 70.” — Steve Driska, RMFI volunteer