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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.


2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Click the date below for more info and registration!




Project Description

July 15

Raggeds Wilderness (Paonia) – Gunnison National Forest

Wilderness Trails Maintenance and cross-cut saw clearing

July 22

Midland Hills (Buena Vista) – Royal Gorge Bureau of Land Management

New trail construction

August 12

Flat Tops Wilderness (Meeker) – White River National Forest

Trail maintenance & inventory

August 19-20

Mt. Elbert (Leadville) – San Isabel National Forest

Peak trail maintenance & restoration

August 19-20

Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs) – Pike National Forest

Peak trail maintenance & restoration

August 26

Upper Colorado River SRMA (Kremmling) – Kremmling Bureau of Land Management

Trail maintenance and improvements

September 9

La Garita Wilderness (Saguache) – Rio Grande National Forest

Trail maintenance & inventory

September 16

Quandary Peak (Breckenridge) – White River National Forest

Peak trail maintenance & restoration

September 30

Burn Canyon (Norwood) – Uncompahgre Bureau of Land Management

Burn Canyon Trail Maintenance & Restoration



Many thanks to our 2017 Stewardship Partners & Funders!


  • BLM State Office

  • Summit Foundation

  • Telluride Foundation

  • National Forest Foundation

  • Round-Up Riders of the Rockies

  • Paonia Ranger District



Volunteer Opportunities


Check out our 2017 volunteer schedule HERE!


July 15 - Raggeds Wilderness (Paonia)

July 22 - Midland Hills (Buena Vista)

August 12 - Flat Tops Wilderness (Meeker)

August 19-20 - Mt. Elbert (Leadville)

August 19-20 - Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs)

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.