Our Mission

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy promotes stewardship of Rocky Mountain National Park and similar lands through education and philanthropy.

What We Do

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy

  • Operates interpretive sales at partner locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming, including within Rocky Mountain National Park, returning a percentage of revenue to the host public land site as direct aid. Go shopping >
  • Conducts Rocky Mountain Field Institute programs, which provides hand-on learning experiences for people seeking in-depth contact with recognized experts in diverse environmental fields.
  • Develops award-winning interpretive publications that offer natural and cultural history education about the Conservancy’s public lands partners.
  • Through the endowed Justine and Leslie Fidel Bailey Fellowship, supports graduate-level research in Rocky Mountain National Park that is accessible to the public.
  • Runs the Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Conservation Corps, offering 24-36 youth the chance to explore conservation careers through a summer of on-the-ground work and education in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.
  • Offers Membership in the organization, which supports the Conservancy’s overall efforts and connects people to the organization and its partners.
  • Manages the Rocky Mountain National Park Fund, (formerly the Rocky Mountain National Park Associates) which provides philanthropic support for projects in Rocky Mountain National Park. Priority areas include: Land ProtectionCapital ConstructionHistorical PreservationTrails and Education, including the Next Generation Fund.
  • Partners with other agencies, including Colorado State Parks, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management sites to enhance educational sales and provide funding to support their unique educational goals.