Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at RMFI

RMFI's Board of Directors approved the organization's first DEI Plan in December 2020. We are proud to have completed this plan as we strive to be a more inclusive and diverse organization.

"RMFI is committed to creating an environment for volunteers, staff, board, partners, and community that attracts and engages all people, regardless of difference, access to resources, or historical representation in our work, to be part of the RMFI community. We believe that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes engagement, excellence, and positive change as well as enriches our mission of building community and healing the land. Moreover, we have a moral obligation to work toward a more just, equitable society and just as diversity strengthens the ecosystems we steward, diversity will strengthen our own community."

Read RMFI's Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Plan.

Thank you, Indy Give! Donors!

We are so grateful for everyone who supported our organization and our mission through the 2020 Indy Give! Campaign. With the help of 284 donors, we raised over $68,000! Thank you!

We always love fundraising and celebrating alongside our fellow Colorado Springs nonprofits through the Give! campaign. Collectively, all 78 participating nonprofits raised over $1.6 million this year. Amazing!

Earth Corps Field Studies Program 2021!

We are recruiting undergraduate students form across the country to participate in RMFI's 20th Annual Earth Corps Field Studies Program scheduled for July 26 - August 12, 2021. This year, students will help construct the new Devils Playground Trail to the top of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! 

In addition to gaining experience in trail construction, students will develop key outdoor skills throughout the program and through excursions to the summit of Pikes Peak and other outdoor pursuits.

The early bird registration deadline is March 1, 2021 after which the application fee will increase to $25. Need-based scholarships are available for the program. To learn more about Earth Corps and to apply, click here!

Field Coordinator & Field Instructor Openings!

We are hiring seasonal positions to join RMFI for the 2021 field season! If you love getting your hands dirty, using problem-solving skills to find solutions, spending time in nature, playing a hands-on role in the stewardship of Colorado's public lands, and working with the local community - then we want YOU to join our team! Learn more and apply for our job opportunities here. Know someone who would make a great fit - share our job opportunities with them!

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Interviews of well-qualified applicants are happening now and will continue through February 2021. Learn more and apply here!

B.O.L.T. Program Update

We kicked off the new B.O.L.T. (Build Outdoor Leaders Today) Program in partnership with Catamount Institute! A total of 21 students are signed up to participate and recently completed their first educational session focused on First Aid and getting all students familiar with one another! The next session will involve rock climbing at Pure Bouldering Gym! We are excited for the months ahead for this teen, outdoor leadership program for students from Southeast Colorado Springs!

Celebrating 40 Years of Stewardship!

RMFI turns 40 this year and we can't wait to celebrate this amazing milestone with all of you! We are very proud of this milestone and couldn't have gotten here without your many decades of support and partnership.

We have partnered with the Design Rangers to help us plan and celebrate our 40th! Visit our 40th Anniversary webpage to find all the fantastic and fun events (coming soon) throughout this year!

Public Comment Period Open for Target Shooting

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Forest and Grassland Supervisor released the Integrated Management of Target Shooting on the Pike National Forest project for public comment on January 6, 2021.

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) have opened a 45-day public comment period to seek public input on the plan. For more information, please click here

Best Ways to Preserve Nature While Cycling

Cendy Moliere from Personal Injury Help wrote a blog post for RMFI highlighting the best ways to Leave No Trace while mountain biking on the trails. 

"Cycling is a fun, healthy, and exciting way to get where you need to go. It also gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature and enjoy the great outdoors. When we go cycling, we all have a responsibility to do what we can to preserve nature for its inhabitants as well as for any future visitors to the area." 

Read Moliere's 12 ways to best preserve nature while cycling here!

Support RMFI While You Shop!

RMFI is proud to be partnering with King Soopers and City Market on their Community Rewards Program! Just by doing your regular grocery shopping, you can help RMFI raise funds to support our mission, and helping us is really easy. All you have to do is link your store loyalty cards to RMFI so that we get a percentage of your normal purchases.

To enroll, log in to your King Soopers account and/or your City Market account, click the Community Rewards link on the left, search for “Rocky Mountain Field Institute”, and click the “Enroll” button. It’s that easy!

Your Support at Work

We leverage a small staff to create big on-the-ground results. We rely on the generosity of others and are committed to being responsible stewards of the time, money, and in-kind contributions entrusted to us. Want to help us continue doing our high-impact work in the natural landscapes we call home? Please consider making a financial contribution!

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