2023 Accomplishments

Volunteers on National Public Lands Day

Recreation in Summit County is busier than ever before and FDRD’s mission is increasingly important to both our community and visitors. We accomplished a lot of work in the 2023 field season which would not have been possible without our volunteers and our USFS partners. The community involvement in forest stewardship work is so impressive. We had volunteers that have been volunteering with us for 10+ years and new volunteers learning the trade of trail work. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization, and we are so grateful for every single one of them! A big thank you to everyone who gave back to the National Forest here in Summit County, whether it was for a trail maintenance or forest health project, fundraising event, or leading an educational hike. We would also like to thank our community partners for bringing out volunteers as well.

Here are our accomplishment highlights from this summer.

Grand totals

  • 63 Field projects
  • 943 Volunteers
  • 5,378 Volunteer hours
  • 148 Education hikes/events

Ranger Patrol

  • 123 Volunteers
  • 2,109 Volunteer hours
  • 11,920 People contacted
  • 2,839 Miles patrolled

Educational Hikes

  • 521 volunteer hours
  • 3,379 people educated

Adopt a Trailhead

  • 270 Bags of trash collected

Field projects

  • 22 Directional trail signs installed
  • Bridge Construction
    • 30ft Plank Bridge
    • 16ft Puncheon Birdge
  • 15,140 ft Trail maintained
  • 108ft Buck and rail fence constructed
  • 30,000 Native seeds collected
  • 1.5 Miles of Barbed wire fence removed
  • 22,030ft Trail corridor cleared
Ranger Patrolers talking with forest visitors
Birds of Prey Auto Tour
Breckenridge Grand Vacation Trail Volunteers
Youth Forest Stewards Fish Shocking

Before After Photos

bridge construction
sign installation