RMFI Stewardship Crew

Although RMFI runs hundreds of workdays during the field season with the help of community volunteers and conservation corps members, the tireless RMFI staff members that make up our field team can often be found working on project sites throughout the year.

The 2016 field season was the biggest in the organization’s history in terms of staffing and project load. In all, we estimate to have grown by about 120% with the addition of 8 new project sites and the doubling of our seasonal field staff. We led a total of 444 workdays (many happening on the same weekend days) with a combined total of on-the-ground work exceeding 33,000 hours (16+ years worth of work). One major highlight included RMFI being awarded a multi-year stewardship contract through the City of Colorado Springs to lead stewardship efforts on open spaces acquired through revenue from the Trails, Open Space, and Parks tax. You may find the RMFI stewardship team out and about on these properties at any time of year. Feel free to say hello and thank them for their work!