COVID-19 Precautions: The safety of our community is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), and how these might impact our programs. We are also coordinating with our US Forest Service partners to remain in compliance with their COVID-19 response guidelines. 

 

Please click here for up-to-date information on IPWA's response to COVID-19, including program/project cancellations, visitor and volunteer precautions, and how you can join us in the effort to keep our trails safe for all.  

IPWA Events

Please contact us to be added to the mailing list to receive email newsletters and announcements! Check back here for dates for other events as posted such as Wilderness Lecture Series, Trail and Tree Project Dates, Trailhead Host Days, Certifications Classes (Wilderness First Aid & USFS Cross-Cut Sawyer Certification), IPWA Mid-Season Summer Potluck, etc.

Sunday March 15th 2020

Wilderness Ranger Internship Applications Due

The Boulder Ranger District is recruiting applicants for two (2) Wilderness Ranger Internship positions for the 2020 summer season. General duties include conducting ranger patrols, user education, and conducting trail maintenance in the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness  areas. Internship openings are limited to candidates enrolled in a natural resources related program as in an undergraduate program or recently graduated within the last two years. Ideal applicants will have experience hiking and camping in the outdoors, are passionate about the stewardship of wild lands, and are interested in a career in natural resource management. This Forest Service position is sponsored by the Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance and includes a $1500 stipend and Forest Service Bunkhouse/Tent accommodations for a 10 week commitment. The application deadline is March 15th, 2020. For more information, please visit the Internship Program page. 

Friday March 13th 2020

Research Grant Applications Due

The competitive grant application period is now open for three (3) IPWA Paddon/Gelhorn Wilderness Research Grants for up to $1,500 each. Since 1998, the IPWA has funded and awarded graduate and undergraduate research grants with a focus on ecological impacts in alpine and sub-alpine environments. The research topic should provide a better understanding of the ecology of Colorado high country. The grants will be awarded based on the quality and merit of the research proposal, and on the recommendation of the faculty advisor. These grants honor David Paddon and Joyce Gellhorn Applications are due by Friday March 13th and awards will be announced by April 10th. Visit the Research Grants page for details and application instructions. 

Friday May 1st 2020 - Friday May 22nd 2020

Summer Patrol Volunteer Registration Open

Join us this summer as a Forest Service volunteer and hike & patrol the trails in the Indian and James Peak Wilderness Areas. The volunteer sign-up window for both new and returning volunteers will tentatively open May 1st for the 2020 summer season, so keep an eye out closer to that date for email information on how to apply or register. If you're not on our mailing list, please contact us! Note: New applicants will have a short phone interview prior to acceptance into the volunteer program. New volunteers are required to attend the all day training session with the Forest Service on June 6th. To learn more, visit our Summer Patrol Volunteer Program page.  

Saturday June 6th 2020

Summer Patrol Volunteer Training Day

Pencil this date in your calendars for our annual training day! New volunteers are required to attend this event, and prior volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend (and may opt to attend a half day or full day). Limited make-up sessions are available for returning volunteers only (new volunteers are required to attend in person on June 6th). To learn more, visit our Summer Patrol Volunteer Program page.  

Saturday & Sunday June 11th - June 12th 2020

IPWA Trail Project 

Mark your calendar for a trail restoration project! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). If the project includes downed tree removal, volunteers must have a sawyer certification. Location and additional details coming soon.  To learn more, email us at ipwatrailcrew@gmail.com.

Saturday August 22nd 2020

IPWA Trail Project 

Mark your calendar for a trail restoration project! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). If the project includes downed tree removal, volunteers must have a sawyer certification. Location and additional details coming soon.  To learn more, email us at ipwatrailcrew@gmail.com.

Saturday September 12th 2020

IPWA Trail Project 

Mark your calendar for a trail restoration project! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). If the project includes downed tree removal, volunteers must have a sawyer certification. Location and additional details coming soon.  To learn more, email us at ipwatrailcrew@gmail.com.

Saturday October 3rd 2020

IPWA Trail Project - Brainard Lake Ski and Snowshoe Trail Tree Trip

Mark your calendar for a trail restoration project! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). If the project includes downed tree removal, volunteers must have a sawyer certification. Location and additional details coming soon.  To learn more, email us at ipwatrailcrew@gmail.com.

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P.O. Box 17382, Boulder CO 80308   |   hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org