Wilderness Resources and Links
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Volunteer Portal (login required): http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Account/Login
Trail Conditions (Summer Patrol Season, June - Oct.): http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Reports/Public
Trail Conditions (Winter Patrol Season, Nov. - May): http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Reports/PublicWinter
U.S. Forest Service Boulder Ranger District: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28178
Colorado Parks and Wildlife: http://cpw.state.co.us
Colorado Alpine Research
CU Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research: http://instaar.colorado.edu
CU Mountain Research Station: https://www.colorado.edu/mrs
Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research: http://niwot.colorado.edu
Front Range Pika Project: http://www.pikapartners.org
Search & Rescue Patrol Organizations
Rocky Mountain Rescue Group: http://www.rockymountainrescue.org
Bryan Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol: http://bmnsp.org
Outdoor Recreation Organizations
Colorado Mountain Club: https://www.cmc.org
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers: https://www.backcountryhunters.org
Backcountry Horsemen of America: https://www.bcha.org
National Environmental Stewardship & Volunteer Organizations
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance: http://www.wildernessalliance.org
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: https://lnt.org
The Wilderness Society: https://wilderness.org
National Wildlife Federation: https://www.nwf.org
Defenders of Wildlife: https://defenders.org
National Audubon Society: https://www.audubon.org
The Nature Conservancy: https://www.nature.org
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers: http://www.wlrv.org
Local Environmental Stewardship & Volunteer Organizations
Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club: https://www.sierraclub.org/colorado/indian-peaks
Middle Boulder Creek Coalition: http://www.middlebouldercreekcoalition.org
Boulder County Nature Association: http://www.bcna.org
Boulder County Audubon Society: http://www.boulderaudubon.org
Rocky Mountain Wild: http://rockymountainwild.org
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado: http://www.voc.org
Rocky Mountain Conservancy Conservation Corp: https://rmconservancy.org/learn-us/rocky-mountain-conservation-corps
Local Outdoor Equipment
Neptune Mountaineering: https://www.neptunemountaineering.com
Red Fox Outdoor Equipment: https://us.redfoxoutdoor.com
North Face: https://www.thenorthface.com
Sister Wilderness Volunteer Organizations in Colorado
Grand County Wilderness Group (GCWG): Assist the Sulphur Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in managing and protecting wilderness and backcountry areas in Grand County, including the Indian Peaks Wilderness accessed from the Western Slope. Volunteers host cabins at the Junco Lake Trailhead and Monarch Lake Trailheads on weekends and holidays in the summer months.
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV): Assist the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in managing and protecting wilderness and backcountry areas in Northern Colorado. To achieve this mission, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers recruits, trains, equips and fields citizen volunteers to serve as wilderness rangers and hosts for the purpose of educating the public, and provides other appropriate support to these wild areas.
Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses (FOMELC): Provides cooperative stewardship support to the U.S. Forest Service Pike and Arapaho National Forests and the Mount Evans and Lost Creek wildernesses.
Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance (ESWA): Partners with two Ranger Districts (Dillon and Holy Cross, both in the White River National Forest) to maintain three Wildernesses (Eagles Nest, Ptarmigan Peak, and Holy Cross), which are located in Summit and Eagle Counties.
Friends of the Wilderness Steamboat Springs (FW): Partner with the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears, Yampa, and Park's Ranger Districts to perform work in the Mount Zirkel, Sarvis Creek, and Flat Tops Wildernesses, which are within the Routt and White River National Forests.
Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC): Works with the U.S. Forest Service and other federal land management agencies to build a strong community of supporters who want to see the CDT protected not just for today’s users, but for generations to come.