What We've Learned About Native Seed Collection at Copper Mountain Have you ever wondered how plants naturally reproduce, or noticed seed pods on your favorite flowers after they're done blooming? FDRD has been partnering with Copper Mountain Resort for the past three years, helping with their native seed collection efforts
Spruce Creek Wheeler Trail Bridge Construction What does it take to build a bridge on the National Forest? The process started back in summer of 2020 on a scout on the Spruce Creek Trail with the USFS Trail Crew. They assigned two specific bridge projects to us at FDRD.
Local Youth Forest Stewards in Action FDRD started a brand new summer youth crew called Youth Forest Stewards (YFS). This crew of local, high-school aged youth meet once per month for an environmental service project with FDRD. Projects include trail maintenance, fence building, campsite restoration, wildlife habitat restoration, and more!
Quandary & McCullough Gulch Reservation & Shuttle System It's no secret that our hometown 14er, Quandary Peak has been exploding in popularity. In fact, climbing any of our states 58 peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation has become so popular that around 415,000 hikers were counted on Colorado 14ers in
Summer '21 Mid-Season Update It's the end of July and believe it or not, we are already HALFWAY through our volunteer project season! It has been an incredibly busy summer so far, so we thought we'd give you all an update on what we have completed in just two months.
Camping With Black Bears in Summit County Camping in Summit County is wonderful... getting away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life to relax in the peace and tranquility of nature. However, camping here comes with some responsibilities that we might forget to think about when planning our
Why We Should Avoid Muddy Trails Spring has sprung in the high country, and this beautiful, warm weather has kicked off our annual snowmelt. A lot of our trails are becoming saturated with spring runoff, so it's a great time to remind you to AVOID MUDDY TRAILS! When there are
Join Our Team This Summer! *THE SUMMER 2021 SEASONAL POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.* FDRD 2021 Seasonal Job Announcement Title: Youth Programs Coordinator Status: Full-Time/Seasonal (late May – end of September; 35-40 hours/week) Rate: $14-$16 per hour dependent on experience
Winter Backcountry Safety This year has brought an exponential increase in demand for recreation in our mountain community and with the winter season well underway, we feel it's pertinent to get proper safety information out to the masses. Winter recreation, including but not limited to: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, touring, snowmobiling
FDRD Scholarship Spotlight This spring FDRD had the honor of awarding a couple $1,000 scholarships to two local Summit High seniors. This was the first time we offered an FDRD Scholarship, but we will continue the tradition for years to come. We recently caught up with Jessica and Jeremiah, our