Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

About WRV

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...

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    WRV Seeks a Senior Director of Projects and PartnershipsBig Mother Hill

    WRV engages thousands of volunteers each year through over 100 restoration and stewardship projects across Colorado and southern Wyoming.  This important position will build and maintain strategic partnerships with dozens of government agencies, community organizations, and funders with the purpose to identify and develop new projects, and raise funding for those projects, across WRV’s entire geographical range. 
    For more info and to apply, see full job announcement


    Thanks so much to our major sponsors and donors for their continued support.


Help Repot WRV!

WRV needs a new home

Can you help transplant WRV to a new office?  We need 1,400-2,000 ft2 of office space for 10+ people in the Boulder area and 900 square foot (or more) of office space for 4+ people in the Fort Collins area, with an attached garage or storage area for restoration tools.  If you can donate office space, donate a building, offer a discount or lend real estate skills to a search you will help save precious resources to heal the land and provide room for our community to do more work.

Thanks to all our volunteers, donors, and partners for all you have done over the past 15 years to help WRV grow!

Email us if you can help!


WRV Fundraiser a Great Success

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers celebrated 50 years of the Wilderness Act in style on Thursday October 16, with renowned landscape photographer John Fielder.  The Fund the Truck paddleraiser was very successful.   Our goal was to raise $6000, but generous guests donated $8500 towards a used truck for hauling materials, tools and supplies to remote project areas!
This wonderful evening at the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont also included an exciting announcement of the winners of the WRV Photo Contest, chosen by John Fielder himself.  Among the winners are WRV volunteers Ulli Limpitlaw, Tom Whitmore, Tim Henson and Craig Eicher.   We’re so very pleased with the interest shown by WRV volunteers and evening with john fielderpeople across Colorado.  It’s truly inspiring to see that people value this beautiful country.

During the private VIP reception beforehand with John Fielder, guests enjoyed hors d' oeuvres and complimentary drinks while engaging members of the stewardship community in great conversation.  John Fielder was there to meet and greet, and sign copies of his beautiful coffee table books.

Upstairs at the Opera House, the place was near standing-room-only, abuzz with anticipation and great donated food from Etai’s Catering, Whole Foods, Lynn and Sean Owens of the Dickens Opera House. Delicious desserts were prepared and shared by several volunteer cooks!

After the heartfelt introduction by our Executive Director, Ed Self, and the very successful mini-paddleraiser, John Fielder presented his 75-minute photo journey of Wilderness.  Inspiring and breathtaking photos celebrated the millions of acres of wildlands that have been set aside in perpetuity, starting in 1964.
After the presentation, guests further supported WRV by purchasing John Fielder’s books which he graciously signed.  What a fantastic evening!

Thank you again to all who attended and contributed, including our major sponsors of the evening
Natural Resource Services, Inc.  – Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists -  Old Town Outfitters Longmont  - Flywater