FDRD starts Forest Stewards Program | SummitDaily.com

FDRD starts Forest Stewards Program

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is gearing up for its third season of stewarding our Local National Forest lands. One new volunteer offering, the Forest Stewards Program, allows volunteers to participate in an ongoing effort throughout the summer and FDRD invites you to join in this exciting new program.Applications for the program are due May 1 and the first training session is scheduled for May 13.The program includes Volunteer Trail Crew Leaders, Volunteer Ranger Patrols, and Volunteer Outreach Educators Initiatives. Each initiative includes leadership training and education for the Volunteer Stewards for the particular initiative, as well as cross training and education on all initiatives and other DRD crew opportunities. The goal of this program is to improve the quality of our local natural resources, and improve the quality of the multiple-use recreationist’s experience, both for locals and guests, on local National Forest lands through education, inventorying, monitoring and improved trail systems. For more information on the Forest Stewards Program and FDRD, including membership, board member and steering committee participation and other volunteer opportunities, including those on the Summit County Summer Volunteer Calendar, contact Guff Van Vooren at guffvanvooren@msn.com, or (970) 389-6058, or visit http://www.fdrd.org.


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