Happy National Volunteer Week

With this week being National Volunteer Week, it only seemed appropriate to revisit Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Conservation Corps’ volunteer efforts over the years and celebrate all of the work completed to help support the continued protection and stewardship of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests.

Since 2003, Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Conservation Corps has provided 223 youth with an eleven week internship volunteering on our nation’s public lands. This amounts to a total of 98,120 volunteer hours! Over the course of this time, the Conservation Corps has completed numerous projects related:

  • Trail maintenance
  • Structure building
  • Watershed restoration
  • Revegetation
  • Hazard tree removal
  • Fire fuels reduction
  • Visitor safety and education
  • Campground restoration
  • Bear bin and trail sign installation
  • Flood recovery
  • Erosion control
  • Visitor impact mitigation
  • And much more!

A forestry worker in protective gear uses a chainsaw to cut through a tree in a dense, wooded area.Several people constructing a wooden shelter in a grassy field Four people installing a green metal gate in a forested area A group of forest workers in uniforms is clearing large fallen trees A winding dirt trail surrounded by dense green trees and scattered rocks Two people sawing a log in a wooded area Group of field biologists collecting samples in a grassy area Hiker carrying a wooden board on a mountain trail, with distant mountains under a cloudy sky. Two workers use a large crosscut saw to cut through a fallen tree Tent on a vast meadow

For more information on Rocky Mountain Conservancy, please visit www.rmconservancy.org.

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