How we Keep Fishing Line out of Waterways & Bird Nests

By |2021-10-29T19:44:07+00:00October 26th, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

How we Keep Fishing Line out of Waterways & Bird Nests For the past three years, FDRD volunteers have been assisting the Forest Service with managing the fishing line recycling bins throughout the county. We call it the Adopt-a-Bin program. Over 30 bins constructed of PVC pipes, are located at

Handrail Construction at Officers Gulch

By |2021-10-21T16:33:54+00:00October 20th, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

Handrail Construction at Officers Gulch This fall we completed the first of many improvements to the Officer’s Gulch trail, with the help of the U.S. Forest Service and some fantastic volunteers. The bridge crossing the outflow of the pond had a broken handrail for the past several years. We completed

Summer 2021 Accomplishments

By |2021-10-29T19:45:17+00:00October 15th, 2021|Environmental and Trails|

Summer 2021 Accomplishments It's no secret that our trails and forest are getting more use than ever before. Recreation in Summit County is on the rise and our organization's mission is increasingly important to both our community and visitors. Thankfully, FDRD was able to accomplish more than ever before during

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

Local Youth Forest Stewards in Action

By |2021-09-27T20:46:34+00:00September 20th, 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!

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.

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

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

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