FDRD, a model “friends” group for USFS nationwide

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) has flourished in Summit County thanks to the support we’ve received through the community over the past 15+ years. Through local financial contributions and consistent volunteerism, FDRD programming, staffing and outreach has grown exponentially. The educational programs and in-field projects are as numerous and diverse as they’ve ever been.

FDRD is proud of what we have been able to accomplish here locally in Summit County and we’re excited to pass along what we’ve learned to help other volunteer entities gain traction in starting new groups to help sustain public lands nationwide. We look forward to disseminating the knowledge we have acquired over the past decade of running a locally supported, environmentally based non-profit. By supporting our mission here at FDRD, you’re also believing in the model that we have formulated with years of experience. It is our hope that we can continue to encourage other local entities to work with their respective US Forest Service Ranger Districts to foster the care of the National Forest and all that reside in and around it.