RMFI Photos from the 80's & 90's

You've probably heard by now that RMFI is turning 40 this year, and we need your help to preserve RMFI's history and to celebrate the evolution of our organization! To honor our 40th anniversary, we want to share your RMFI photos from the 80s and 90s. Whether you're digging in the dirt, sending it up a climbing route, or just sharing snacks and laughs, we want to see it all! 

If you have any photos, please send them to!

2020 Community Impact Report

Our 2020 Community Impact Report is hot off the press! It goes without saying that 2020 was a year like no other. Yet, despite all of the challenges we, and the rest of the world, had to overcome, we were still able to complete our biggest and most impactful season to date!

We could not have accomplished all that we did without your generosity, support, and steadfast commitment to RMFI. We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you who collectively make the work that we do possible. Thank you.

If you're interested in learning more about what kept us busy in 2020, we invite you to click here to learn more!

New Additions to the RMFI Full-Time Staff!

This year, the RMFI team is changing...and growing! RMFI's current Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator, Elise Moeller, will be leaving RMFI in March 2021 to move back to her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. We are so grateful for her hard work while on the RMFI team and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors! READ VPC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW!

In addition, we are excited to announce that we are growing our full-time staff and adding a third Program Manager to the team! Lindsay Arnold (Williams) will begin with RMFI in her new role on February 22, after working for RMFI for the past 4 seasons. Lindsay has also worked for the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and brings extensive experience in trail work, restoration, and volunteer engagement. We are so thrilled to have her on the RMFI team in this new capacity!

Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator!

Do you have a passion for community engagement, partnership development, marketing and outreach, public lands, and making a difference? We have an exciting opportunity available at RMFI for a new Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator!

Applications are due February 16, 2021. Read more about the position including application instructions here!

Banff Film Festival World Tour 2021 is Here!

This year's film festival is going VIRTUAL! We're so excited to be partnering with Mountain Chalet again on this annual tradition with proceeds benefiting RMFI! There are many ways you can enjoy this year's films including individual ($14) or bundled programs ($28). Once you purchase your tickets, you'll have access to great adventure films that you'll get to enjoy from the comfort of your own home! 

Click here to find out more information and to purchase your tickets today! 

New Project Highlight: Sangre Stewardship Crew

RMFI is beginning a new project in 2021 that's taking us back to a project location we first worked in 1997, South Colony Lakes! RMFI will deploy a 4-person "Sangre Stewardship Crew" during the 2021 summer field season to complete critical trail improvements along the South Colony and South Colony Spur Trails. Work will include clearing hazard trees and blowdown, replacing and repairing timber bridges, trimming vegetation to better delineate the trail corridor, and improving off-trail drainage. Work is expected to last 40 days and crews will be camped near the intersection of the South Colony and South Colony Spur Trails. 

Our key project partners include the U.S. Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, and the Gates Family Foundation. Thank you for your support!

Indy Give! is a Wrap - Thank You!

RMFI's Indy Give! campaign is a wrap! Thanks to all of your generous support, we were able to raise a total of $69,069 from nearly 300 donors! This makes our 2020 Give! campaign our most successful to date and we're excited to start putting these dollars to work on the ground!  

Congratulations to all participating nonprofits on a successful campaign, and a big thanks to the Give! team for all of your hard work! Our community is better because of you!

Earth Corps Field Studies Program 2021

RMFI's 20th Annual Earth Corps Field Studies Program, for undergraduate students, is accepting applications from across the country! From July 26 through August 12, 2021, participating students will help construct the new Devils Playground Trail to the top of Pikes Peak!

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 application deadline ends March 1, after which the application fee will increase to $25! In addition, we offer need-based scholarships for the program! To learn more about Earth Corps and to apply, click here!

Seasonal Job Opportunities

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 you should apply for our seasonal positions

Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Interviews of well-qualified applicants are happening now and will continue throughout February 2021. To learn more and apply, click here!

Gear Volunteer for the 2021 Season

RMFI is seeking a dedicated individual to fill a Gear Volunteer position for the 2021 field season! This volunteer is asked to commit 3 to 5 hours a month from February through mid-December to help with equipment maintenance!

Some examples of duties include:
• Properly sharpen tools
• Clean tools and gear of mud, dirt, and rust
• Apply oil to steel tools
• Sand & re-oil wooden handles
• Repair tents and other camping equipment

Contact Alex Hladkyj, RMFI Program Manager, at to schedule an interview!

Section of North Cheyenne Canyon Road closed weekdays beginning Feb. 8 for bridge maintenance

A section of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, from the main entrance of North Cheyenne Cañon Park to the parking lot at Helen Hunt Falls, will be closed weekdays (Monday - Friday) beginning February 8 to facilitate the construction of a temporary bypass road ahead of a larger bridge replacement project in the park. North Cheyenne Cañon Park will remain open during the road closure, which is expected to last through the end of March. The road will be fully open on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors can expect to see heavy machinery and should use caution around the construction area. Click here to read more!

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!

Donate here or contact us at!

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