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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Address for Donations by Check: 
PO Box 3100 Estes Park, CO 80517
Mission Statement: 

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy promotes stewardship of Rocky Mountain National Park and similar lands through education and philanthropy.

  • Philanthropy: The Conservancy supports Rocky Mountain National Park through fundraising for the following projects and more:
    • The Next Generation Fund: Supports youth education opportunities in RMNP.
    • Land Protection Fund: Adds high-value acreage to RMNP.
  • Trail Improvement: Builds and maintains trails in RMNP.
  • The Conservation Corps: Provides college youth the opportunity to live, work, and learn in RMNP and the Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forests.
  • Historic Preservation: Protects and preserves our national heritage.
  • Membership: We serve 3,300 dedicated members (and counting!)
  • Field Institute: The Conservancy’s Field Institute provides excellent educational opportunities with highly qualified instructors for adults, youth, and families. Courses are designed to connect people with their public lands and cultivate a sense of stewardship.
  • Retail products and outlets: The Conservancy operates Nature Stores in RMNP’s Visitor Centers and at nearly 40 additional locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming.
  • Publications: The Conservancy publishes a variety of award-winning books and materials about RMNP.
Goals & Outcomes: 

Since 1985, the Conservancy has raised over $22 million for projects in Rocky Mountain National Park. Each year, through our Next Generation Fund, we help to educate many thousands of youth, inspiring lifelong public lands stewardship values. Our Field Institute educates hundreds of youth, families and adults annually. Ultimately, our work both supports, and inspires support of our nation's valuable and beloved public lands for the benefit of all.


"I really admire the work of the Conservancy. Trail restoration, land acquisition, and the fabulous Fall River Visitor Center are all examples of how it provides the resources and positive energy for Rocky Mountain National Park to thrive."

—Bert Corwin

"Our country's national parks and federal lands are a global treasure. Among all of them, Rocky Mountain National Park stands as one of the most visited and beloved places on earth. Being a global citizen, a Colorado native and a lover of the incredible outdoor assets our great state holds, I can't imagine NOT being a member of an organization like the Conservancy. Without the support of its members like me, all the things I hold dear about the park and its adjacent lands (programming, land acquisition, protection and preservation) would eventually be plundered and lost forever. Thanks to the Conservancy for being there and making a real difference!"

—Katherine Dines

"Four generations of my family have spent countless hours hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing in this stunning, invigorating and spiritual place. I support RMNA because they offer many excellent learning opportunities for all ages, and they are growing ambassadors to keep the Park alive for future generations."

—Terri Morrow