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 builds and maintains many trails at Shelf Rd. Climbing Area
RMFI works throughout the Southern Rockies in wildlands, parklands, popular recreation areas, and wilderness areas.

Waldo Canyon Burn Restoration

RMFI is restoring the Waldo Canyon Burn Area. Learn more about our work and how you can help. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Mike Kaplan)

Key Project Sites

RMFI works in the Pikes Peak Region, Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, and our favorite sliver of Utah. Learn more about where we work here.

Earth Month is Here

Folks, it's Earth Month, meaning it's time to get green and support your land and water resources! Don't miss the 6th Annual Earth Month Fashion Show and Greenie Awards on April 26th.

Remembering Mark Hesse, RMFI Founder

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of RMFI founder, Mark Hesse. 

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