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Trail Maintenance | Habitat Restoration | Resource Conservation


When it comes to Conservation, CMC is committed to on-the-ground protection and improvement of Public Lands throughout the state. The 2016 Stewardship Team worked across Colorado for 20 weeks to assist the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Managment maintain trails and restore natural resource areas. The team also hosted eleven volunteer events and partnered with numerous non-profits including the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Outward Bound, Colorado Youth Corps, and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Additionally, over 80 conservation enthusiasts volunteered more than 420 hours of their time working with the Stewardship Team. Their hard work resulted in:

  • 65,156 square feet of degraded habitat restored

  • 52 miles of system routes inventoried

  • 123,645 feet of corridor cleared

  • 3,059 feet of current trail maintained

  • 94 erosion control features installed

  • 1,730 feet of fencing installed to protect wildlife habitat

  • 214 downed trees removed from the trail, along with a variety of other accomplishments.


2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Click the links below for more info and volunteer registration!




Project Description

June 17-20

Kit Carson/Challenger(Crestone)-Rio Grande National Forest

14er Peak Trail Maitenance/Pack in and Gear Staging

June 29 & July 27

Alder Creek and Cimarron (Ouray District) – GMUG National Forests

Riparian Restoration


July 13

Mt. Elbert (Leadville) – San Isabel National Forest

14er Peak Trail Maintenance & Restoration

July 26-28

South San Juan Wilderness –Rio Grand National Forest

Trail Maintenance & Restoration

August 7-10

Continental Divide Trail(South Fork)-Rio Grande National Forest

Trail Maintenance & Restoration

August 10 Flat Tops Wilderness (Meeker) – White River National Forest Trail Maintenance & Inventory

August 18

Upper Colorado River – Kremmling Field Office Bureau of Land Management

Trail Maintenance

September 14-15

Divide Ranger District (Del Norte) – Rio Grande National Forest

Heavy Trail Maintenance/Re-Construction

September 15-16

Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs) – Pike National Forest

14er Peak Trail Maintenance & Restoration


September 22

White River Field Office (Meeker) – Bureau of Land Management

Trail Construction

September 22

National Public Lands Day - Royal Gorge Field Office (Buena Vista)

Trail Construction

October 6

Grand Junction Field Office –Bureau of Land Management

Trail Maintenance & Restoration



South Park Ranger District (Fairplay) – Pike National Forest

Habitat Restoration




Many thanks to our 2018 Stewardship Partners & Funders!


  • BLM State Office

  • Telluride Foundation

  • National Forest Foundation

  • Round-Up Riders of the Rockies

  • Paonia Ranger District



Volunteer Opportunities


Check out our 2018 volunteer schedule HERE!


2017 Stewardship Report

Coming Soon!

2016 Stewardship Report

2015 Stewardship Reports


2014 Stewardship Report

Donate Now

Our important stewardship work relies on generous contributions from donors like you. You can support our programs and campaigns by making a tax-deductible gift today.