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
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.
Earth Corps Field Studies Course 2020
Applications are now 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. The program began in 2002 and in 2014, it won the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Higher Education Award.
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!
Wilderness Medicine Trainings
RMFI headquarters will be a host to two upcoming wilderness medicine courses. A weeklong Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course instructed by Wilderness Medical Associates International will take place February 3-9, 2020. For those with less time or experience, a 2-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course through Medic SOLO will take place March 7-8, 2020. Find detailed information about both trainings and links to register on our calendar.Learn More & Sign Up
Banff Mountain Film Fest
Tickets are now on sale for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Colorado Springs shows! Get your tickets for March 3 and/or 4, 2020. Humanity on adventure in the wilderness is at the heart of unique films circling the globe with this year's tour. Tickets are $17.50 each. Attend one or both nights, the films will be different each night.
This is a major fundraiser for RMFI. We thank the Mountain Chalet so much!Find Tickets
Crew Leader Training
Applications are now open for the 9th annual Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training hosted collaboratively by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services Department, Friends of the Peak, Trails and Open Space Coalition, and RMFI. The weekend-long course and subsequent certification process will equip experienced trail and restoration volunteers the skills to take their volunteering to the next level by becoming certified Crew Leaders. Kickoff training weekend will occur May 1-3, 2020.Learn More & Apply