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Effective Communication of Leave No Trace Principles

  This training is led by Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and will be great information for all volunteers! When: June 3, 2022 from 9 a.m - 12 p.m. Where: SJNF Headquarters, 15 Burnett Ct, Durango Cost: Free Sign up today!

Nature Center Docent Training

Nature Center 63 County Road 310, Durango, CO

CANCELLED After a 2 year COVID-induced hiatus, AND a merging of the Durango Nature Center with the San Juan Mountains Association, we want to open the Nature Center to the public on select Saturdays from June through September. We rely on docents greeting visitors and sharing the wonderful ecology of this special piece of land

Volunteer Naturalist Training

  Come meet other naturalists and learn about the area ecology and geology, then share with visitors on free nature walks this summer! When: June 10, 2002 from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. Where: Andrews Lake upper parking Cost: Free Sign up today!

San Juan Volunteers Training

  Learn how you can share Leave No Trace principles and safety information with hikers, either at trailheads or while hiking or horseback riding. When: June 14, 2022 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Junction Creek Campground Pavilion Sign up today!

Chicago Basin Basecamp Training

  After several years on hold, we are restarting the Chicago Basin Basecamp! If you love to backpack and talk to other hikers, this is a great opportunity for time in the beautiful Chicago Basin, and perks include a complimentary train ticket and a tent to sleep in! When: June 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00

Blue Lakes Trailhead Training

  We need volunteers at the Blue Lakes trailhead this summer to share Leave No Trace information Fridays-Sundays from late June through Labor Day. When: June 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Ridgway Town Park Sign up for the volunteer training. Sign up for shifts at the Blue Lakes Trailhead.

NNormal Stewardship Project

  Join team NNormal and Kilian Jornet for a trail work day! Kilian Jornet, Dakota Jones, and Kilian's newly-announced brand NNormal will be performing trail work along the South Mineral creek road on Wednesday morning under the supervision of the San Juan Mountains Association. The first 20 people to sign up can join us to

Forest “Tree Cone” Cleanup

Do you know what a tree cone is? When seedlings are planted to help our forest grow, seedlings are protected by a tree cone. In some climates, these tree cones decompose but in Colorado's dry climate, they need to be physically removed once the tree begins to grow.  Join SJMA and the forest service for

National Public Lands Day at Canyons of the Ancients

Join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day by taking care of our public lands. We will join Archaeology experts to learn about the historic landscape and follow this up with a trash clean-up and trail remediation to protect our local landscape. When: September 24, 2022 10am - 1pm Where: Meet at Sand Canyon Pueblo

White Fir Christmas Tree Cutting

The Christmas Trees for Conservation lot is our biggest fundraiser of the year! SJMA cuts white firs to assist the San Juan National Forest in preventing disastrous forest fires as the young fir trees act as ladder fuel. Then we sell these trees in the lot by the train station as a local alternative to commercial trees