What We’ve Learned About Native Seed Collection at Copper Mountain

By |2021-09-24T22:14:18+00:00September 24th, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

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

By |2021-09-01T20:50:29+00:00September 1st, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

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

By |2021-09-01T20:40:21+00:00August 31st, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

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

By |2021-09-23T20:51:23+00:00August 31st, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

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

Camping With Black Bears in Summit County

By |2021-06-01T19:28:49+00:00May 31st, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

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

Join Our Team This Summer!

By |2021-03-25T17:43:43+00:00February 12th, 2021|Environmental and Trails, FDRD Events, Volunteer Opportunities|

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

By |2020-12-29T23:47:17+00:00December 18th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

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

By |2020-12-01T20:31:13+00:00November 30th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

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

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