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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Last September Flooding and Our Work

Lafayette Flood Clean up

Months after the devastating floods across Colorado, our hearts still go out to the thousands of people who have been deeply affected by this disaster. WRV is first and foremost about community, working together to accomplish great things. With mountains of work still to come and agencies still creating priority lists we know many people want to get involved NOW. We encourage folks to be patient as projects are safely planned. There will be months and years of work to repair trails, erosion, and restore streams. 

WRV has lost some funding associated with canceled projects and will incur substantial costs to tackle new flood-related priorities.  We would greatly appreciate your generous donations to recruit and mobilize volunteers and corporate support, train more volunteer leaders, purchase restoration equipment and materials, transport equipment and materials to affected locations, and feed and insure volunteers to do the needed work to restore our watersheds. Donate Now To WRV's Flood Recovery and Restoration Work


Biggest Season Ever!

We're out to build a community of restoration volunteers that heals and changes the way we take care of our public lands. The last fifteen years have been an exciting ride and we can't wait to see where the next fifteen take us. This year, for the first time our community will run over 100 projects in a single season.

We will need everyone's help to get all the work done and there are many ways to help out. Projects range from short evening seed collections to overnight trail reroutes so there are plenty of project types just for you.

There are also many ways to get involved beyond volunteering on projects: stepping up to a leadership role helps the WRV community be more efficient on projects; donating or becoming a member allows leverages funding and gets projects done that would not otherwise happen; helping out with the youth program ensures future generations carry on the stewardship ethic; and getting your company involved in corporate sponsorship supports projects and brings great resources to the community.

Weiser Volutneer Project



WRV Photo Contest to be Judged by John Fielder!

Calling all Photographers, either aspiring or pro!  You are invited to submit photographs for a competition being judged by John Fielder, Colorado’s premier nature photographer. 

Photographs may be submitted in one or both of these two Contest Themes:

  1. Capturing the essence of Colorado’s natural outdoor beauty.
  2. Capturing the essence of WRV volunteer stewardship. (Click here to project schedule to register. Simply put "photographer" in the comments when you register.
  3. Read more information, how to submit and rules/regulations here
    Download complete instructions here

John Fielder Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, John Fielder

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