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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

Thank you to everyone who participated in Indy Give!

We can't thank our donors and supporters enough for their generous contributions to our 2021 Give! campaign. We raised a total of $37,838, not including matching grants! Every dollar donated was doubled up to $36,426, so we ended the campaign with a total of $74,618! This money goes directly back to the trails, parks and open spaces you love here in Southern Colorado. We are looking forward to another year of stewardship in 2022!

NATURE! Contest Grand Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jason Fazio, the 2022 Grand Prize winner of the annual NATURE! Photo contest! Jason will take home a Sea-to-Summit sleeping bag, Thermarest sleeping pad, and $100 gift certificate to Mountain Chalet.

Thank you to our contest sponsors, Mountain Chalet and Mike's Camera! Thanks also to everyone who entered the photo contest and voted on your favorite finalists - we can't wait until next year!

2022 Earth Corps Applications Now Open

Earth Corps is an 18-day field studies course that provides motivated, environmentally conscious undergraduate students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado mountains. The program began in 2002 and in 2014, it won the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Higher Education Award. The 2022 application period is now open. Apply before March 1, 2022 for a waived application fee. After March 1, the application fee will be $25.



Apply here