(RIM-FEE) n.

An organization of stewards and guardians, passionate about caring for the public land we all love and engaging our community to protect it.

Tomorrow's Legacy,

Protected today.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute actively engages thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of trail and restoration projects that help conserve and protect our treasured public landscapes. 

About Us
Volunteer moving slab of granite

I've come to Garden of the Gods on an almost weekly basis for the past 3 years and it was fulfilling to finally be able to give back to it, even if just a little. The RMFI team is passionate about the work they do and it definitely gets passed down to the volunteers and keeps them motivated throughout the day as well. The entire team was kind, inclusive, knowledgable, and approachable. Can't wait to volunteer again.

RMFI Volunteer 2018

Upcoming events & news

Earth Corps 2020

Applications are open for RMFI's 19th Annual Earth Corps College Field Studies Course which will take place from July 27 - August 13, 2020! Earth Corps is a 18-day backcountry field studies course that provides motivated, environmentally conscious undergraduate students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado wilderness. 

A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available thanks to the National Forest Foundation, the Tom and Carole Huber Scholarship Fund, and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

Learn More & Apply!

Indian Creek Project

Despite canceled volunteer events, RMFI and The Access Fund knocked out fantastic work in Indian Creek, Utah from March 14 through March 21! These approach trails to highly trafficked crags in the Donnelly Canyon corridor, including Generic Crack and Battle of the Bulge, received some much needed rock steps and retaining walls. A big thanks to all of our project partners for supporting work at this world class climbing area and iconic area of the American West during these crazy times!

Learn More About Indian Creek!

2019 Impact Report

Hot off the press! The year 2019 was a successful and productive one for the RMFI team. We owe a huge debt of thanks to all of our incredible volunteers, partners, donors, and other supporters for helping us make it all happen. We invite you to take a look back with us, and check out our 2019 Community Impact Report. 

Read the 2019 Report!