Wilderness Workshop’s Habitat Restoration Program conducts summer volunteer projects to restore ecosystems and spur community volunteerism on National Forest Lands. The program re-plants decommissioned forest roads, pulls invasive weeds, removes old barbed wire, repairs wilderness trails and restores wetlands among other work. The purpose of the Habitat Restoration Program is to repair ecological damage to local public lands caused by past human activities, and inspire and engage Roaring Fork Valley residents in stewardship of their public lands.
Wilderness Workshop protects public lands primarily using the levers of science, law and federal decision-making processes – all of which are highly effective, but somewhat lacking in opportunities for public participation. Several years ago we launched the Habitat Restoration Program as an engaging way for volunteers to roll up their sleeves, be part of our work, and give back to the wildlands and wildlife that are integral to our quality of life in the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s also fun and a great way to involve you, our supporters, in the on-the-ground work of caring for this land we love.
Thanks to our project partners: Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Pitkin County, the City of Aspen, the Roaring Fork Horse Council, and the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the Forest Service, and to our sponsors: Alpine Bank, the Aspen Thrift Shop, Aspen Skiing Co. Environment Foundation and the Fred & Elli Iselin Foundation for financial support.