Stewardship • Education • Research

Dirt • Rocks • Fun

Rocky Mountain Field Institute is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands in Southern Colorado. RMFI is committed to protecting and enhancing the ecological health of our land and water resources by completing projects focused on watershed restoration, forest health, and sustainable recreation areas. 


RMFI is committed to fostering an ethic of public lands stewardship through fun, rewarding programs. (Photo: Matt Payne)

Shelf Road Campground Expansion Proposed

In response to data gathered through the Shelf Road User Survey we conducted in 2014, a proposal to expand camping and parking in the area has been officially released by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. If you recreate at Shelf Road, please click here to find more information regarding the proposed expansion and provide your input to the BLM! Public comment is requested before August 21, 2015.

RMFI is Hiring!

Think you have what it takes to work for RMFI? We are hiring one part-time Field Instructor for the Fall 2015 field season. The position will begin in August and end in November and will be for 20-30 hours per week. Click for more info and job description. 

Summer Youth "Dirt Camp" - August 3rd-7th

We are partnering with Catamount Institute to host a summer camp for youth ages 10-12. This educational service camp will give participants the chance to get their hands dirty while working and learning about soils and underground ecosystems in Garden of the Gods! Receive a camp discount with the checkout code: RMFI

Find Us At The Waldo Waldo 5K!

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Waldo Waldo 5K Fun Run and Walk Fundraiser, happening on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Sign up early for the lowest prices. We invite you to sign up on our team: The RMFI Dirt Crew!

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