The Upper Arkansas Valley Public Lands Volunteer and Partnership Program is hosted through a partnership between Colorado Mountain Club, Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office, and the Forest Service - Salida and Leadville Ranger Districts.
The Bureau of Land Management works to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. It administers more public land—over 245 million surface acres—than any other federal agency in the United States. Most of this land is located in the 12 western states, including Alaska.
The Colorado Mountain Club has been delivering conservation, education and recreational opportunities to the Colorado public since 1912. The CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. The Club connects thousands of adventure-loving mountaineers and teaches the skills to safely and respectfully maximize living in an outdoor playground.
The US Forest Service would be unable to meet many of its critical priorities without the involvement of tens of thousands of volunteers annually. The Volunteers play a critical role in helping the Forest Service focus on “caring for the land and serving people.” The Forest Service Volunteerism became a formal and organized program component of the Forest Service with the passing of the Volunteers in the National Forests Act of 1972.
The Upper Arkansas Valley is home to a vast array of public lands where agency managers work closely with partner groups and volunteers to protect and enhance natural resources and recreation opportunities. The public land contains 14,000-foot mountain peaks, multi-use trails, wildlife, and over 30 well-organized partner groups eager to steward these incredible landscapes.
Photo by Bob Wick, BLM
The Upper Arkansas Valley Public Lands Volunteer and Partnership Program is hosted through a partnership agreement between the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC), Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service. All Rights Reserved.