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Her Odyssey:

Conservation Perspectives in South America


her-odyssey-WEB.jpgBethany Hughes moved to Summit County in 2011, soon after completing her first thru-hike, the Pacific Crest Trail. While living here she continued to hike, completing the Colorado Trail, and branched out into snow sports, even learning to snowboard, much to the amusement of her SOS Outreach kids. 8,000 miles, 3 years, and one continent later she is home for a rest! During her time in Summit, she is looking forward to updating the community who helped her make it this far. The talk will focus on an update of Her Odyssey's progress and conservation issues, comparing Patagonia and the Inca Trail.

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Location: Wilderness Sports

Address: 701 E Anemone Trail, Dillon, CO 80435

 

 

Backcountry Film Festival

backcountry-film-festival-WEB.jpgCalling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The 14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities. Get stoked! View the official trailer HERE.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Wilderness Sports or the Dillon Ranger District office (cash only). Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card online HERE.

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Time: 7 - 9:30 PM // Film screening begins at 7:15 PM

Location: Wilderness Sports

Address: 701 E Anemone Trail, Dillon, CO 80435

 

 

If you have any feedback on particular presentations, or input on what you'd like to see in the future, email devyn@fdrd.org! If you have expertise in any area related to forest health, natural/cultural history, or any topic relevant to our mountain community, and would like to give a presentation, feel free to reach out with your ideas.

Many thanks to Kaiser Permanente and our wonderful community for the support of this program!

Past Events

The Winter Kickoff!

An evening & community celebration to welcome back winter with a  talk by OpenSnow’s Joel Gratz, a film by Breck Ski Resort and more! Presented by Breck Ski Resort, MORA (Mountain Outdoor Recreation Alliance) and FDRD.

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5 pm // Doors open and Meet & Greet with local nonprofits
6 pm // Keynote talk by Joel Gratz from OpenSnow
7 pm // Viewing of Breck Ski Resort's film "Above Treeline"
8 pm // Meet & Greet with Local nonprofits

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Riverwalk Center

Address: 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424

  

 

 

An Evening with the Experts - A Magnified Look at Outdoor Recreation in Colorado

Collaborative presentation by:

  • Ken Waugh - Dillon Ranger District Staff Recreation Officer (USFS)
  • Jason Lederer - Senior Resource Specialist for Summit County Open Space and Trails
  • Scott Reid - Director of Recreation for the Town of Breckenridge
  • Anne Murphy - Summit County Open Space and Trails

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Colorado Mountain College - Breck Campus

Address: 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

 

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Join FDRD for an evening with Colonel Tom Duhs USMC (retired) to hear the incredible story of the 10th Mountain Division. "Skiing off to War" is the story of the 10th Mountain Division, who trained at Camp Hale Colorado, and were deployed to Italy.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Summit County Library - South Branch

Address: 103 South Harris Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

 

 

 

 

"Climate in and around Summit County

     - Present, Past and Future"

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Presentation by Klaus Wolter - NOAA Research Scientist

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Colorado Mountain College - Breckenridge

Address: 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Join FDRD for a presentation by local photographer, Bill Linfield, showcasing his breathtaking images of local landscapes and wildlife.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Summit County Senior Center - Hoosier Room

Address: 83 Nancy Place, Frisco, CO 80443

 

 

 

 

 

 

following-the-line-web.jpgFollowing the Line Presentation

Presentation by Callie Morgigno, detailing her experiences during a 5,000km trek along the perceived border between Europe & Asia 

Thursday, February 1st, 2018


Time: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Wilderness Sports

Address: 701 E. Anemone Trail, Dillon, CO 80435

 

 

 

 

 

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Join FDRD and WildWings Education Center for a presentation about birds of prey living in Colorado, including live bird demonstrations.

Thursday, January 11th, 2018


Time: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Colorado Mountain College - Breck Campus

Address: 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424