(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

The staff on this event were amazing! I had great conversation with all of the staff and they all taught me something I did not know. The brief about the tools beforehand, how to make the trail and use the tools was great...I would love to attend another event when I visit my son in Colorado again! Thank You for a WONDERFUL experience!!

RMFI Volunteer 2021

Upcoming events & news

Registration Open!

2023 Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training


The annual Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training (PPRCLT) is an intensive 2-day weekend-long training for stewardship volunteers who are interested in becoming certified Volunteer Crew Leaders and broadening their skills. Participants learn how to lead safe, successful trail projects and learn how to lead others in basic trail construction and restoration skills. This year's training will take place in the North Slope Recreation Area on Pikes Peak.  PPRCLT is hosted in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trails and Open Space Coalition, and the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department. 

2023 Dates: Saturday May 6th and Sunday, May 7th  

Learn More and Register Here!

Earth Corps Field Studies Program

Applications Open!


Earth Corps is an 18-day for-credit environmental studies program that takes place in the Pike National Forest on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, located outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Earth Corps combines an immersive environmental education curriculum, outdoor adventure, and an environmental stewardship project on a Colorado “14er." Students will be exposed to a variety of ecological principles, land management methods, and restoration techniques during the course from academic and industry experts and other related topics. Students will learn and practice outdoor leadership, Leave No Trace ethics, backcountry navigation, and risk management skills. The program entails long hours of very demanding physical labor at altitudes of 10,000+ feet. There are no course prerequisites to participate in Earth Corps. Previous backcountry experience is preferred, but not required. Earth Corps is a physically strenuous program while living in the backcountry and participants must arrive in good physical condition.

Applications opened Monday, January 9th with NO application fee through Match 1, 2023!

Learn More and Apply Here!

Announcing RMFI's New Executive Director

Welcome Jolie NeSmith


RMFI is pleased to announce that Jolie NeSmith has been selected to lead the organization as RMFI’s new Executive Director and she will begin her role effective March 13th. Jolie brings years of non-profit management experience, an impressive background in conservation and wilderness leadership, and a passion for protecting our public lands. Read more about Jolie and help us welcome her to the team!


Learn More About Jolie Here