Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land. We'd love to have your help!
Colorado is blessed with tremendous natural beauty. However, our open spaces, forests, streams, and high country are experiencing numerous impacts due to their close proximity to a fast growing urban population. Development, increasing recreational use and other human activities, have taken their toll on vulnerable ecosystems and wildlife habitat. At the same time, land management budgets are falling. Read more about us...
NEW Crew Leader In Ecological Restoration Training at Red Rocks and Echo Lake
WRV is thrilled to announce our third crew leader training of the summer which will take place on location at Red Rocks, Echo Lake and an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp outside of Golden.
Crew leadership is a great way to multiply the value of your stewardship efforts on public lands, build your professional leadership skills, and help other volunteers have a rewarding and fun experience!
This training will take place Sat-Sun June 22-23 and only has 30 spaces available. Early registration with a discounted fee is through June 1.
Upcoming Events: 2013 Project Season is Open for Registration!
Nearly all of WRV's 2013 projects are now posted on our Projects page. Read about exciting trips to the beautiful Isabelle Glacier, heroic work on the High Park Fire burn area, overnight campouts in the valley below Webster Pass, new projects sites like O'Fallon park and much much more!
Major sponsors: Thanks so much to our major sponsors and donors for their continued support.
WRV is working to address long-term restoration needs in the High Park Fire burn zone near Fort Collins. Natural wildfires are necessary to maintain forest health over the long term, but high severity burns can have devastating effects on human communities. Post-fire restoration is designed to protect roads, reservoirs, rivers, homes, and communities from further damage by landslides, flooding, and invasive weeds. With your help, WRV projects will address erosion control, ecological restoration, water quality protection, and more. WRV still has restoration projects in need of volunteers!
Donate to Support the High Park Fire Restoration Efforts (make sure to put High Park Fire in the comment field on your donation)
Brush up on your Botany: Native Plant Master Classes
The Native Plant Master Program (part of the CSU Extension office) offers an award-winning series of classes designed to teach students about native plants and ecosystems as well as the non-native and invasive species that affect them. Students will learn the characteristics of different plant families and how to identify them using a dichotomous key, as well as exploring the relationships between plants, pollinators, and wildlife. Students will also learn how natives can be used in urban and residential landscapes to promote biodiversity and reduce water use. Classes are taught outdoors, on public trails, by trained native plant experts. Link to more...