By Conservation Director Julie Mach Two new staff joined the CMC Conservation Department this winter to help the Forest Service manage winter recreation in the San Juan Mountains. Chris Snell and Kricket Scheerer are our new Snow Rangers and we … Continued
By Sarah Barringer After working two seasons on the Colorado Mountain Club Stewardship Crew, I was constantly surrounded in beetle kill. Over the course of many hitches, my crew and I cut hundreds of fallen trees on the trail. Our … Continued
Face caked in dirt and glistening from sweat, Sarah turns to me and says “this is the best milkshake I’ve ever had.” She, Dom, and I laugh and let out a synchronized sigh of sweet relief. We have just completed … Continued
National Public Lands Day Brink Messick, CMC Conservation Outreach and Project Manager “I have purposely presented the land ethic as a product of social evolution because nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written’… It evolves in the … Continued
My name is Ani Yahzid and I am a filmmaker and student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. For my next endeavor, The Exposure Film Project, I will be setting out to influence the social norms around outdoor recreation in order to encourage more multicultural urban millennials to explore nature. I’ll be traveling to Olympic National Park in June (2017) with a hip hop Artist, Namaste, and his Producer, Keelan, from Atlanta, GA, and we’ll be filming a series of short films about outdoor recreation through the lens of Urban Culture.
by Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Winter is a wonderful time to experience the outdoors. Many find that winter offers solitude, scenic beauty, and a chance to hone outdoor skills. But, with winter use on the rise, users … Continued
There’s been a lot of talk around policy and public lands lately. As citizens of Colorado, lovers of the mountains, and seekers of the wild, we’re all concerned with public lands’ protection. Staying informed is one of the best ways to ensure their longevity. With that, here’s a brief on what’s happening in the news and why it matters to Coloradans:
To my dearest Public Lands,
I have never felt this way about anyone, or anything, else. My love for you is as deep as your flowing rivers, as vast as your deserts, as mighty as your tallest peaks. Your varied nature, ever-changing seasons and multifaceted landscapes fill me with immense and boundless happiness.
Throughout the season, the Stewardship Team had the opportunity to lead projects in trail maintenance, construction, and restoration. Many long days were filled crosscutting in the Raggeds Wilderness and San Isabel National Forest, monitoring trail conditions on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, building dams in the Rio Grande Natural Area, gathering trail-use data for the Salida Ranger District, and installing post-and-cable fencing in Badger Flats to close off unsustainable roads.