Membership Benefits

When you become a member, your contribution directly supports our stewardship and conservation education programs throughout Southwest Colorado!


* NEW! $25 gift certificate to Maria’s Bookshop. Pick up a book from a local author and learn more about the Southwest’s public lands or choose from any of the books at Durango’s favorite bookstore.

MEMBERSHIP OF $50 or more 

* 10% DISCOUNT on all education programming (i.e. summer camps, afterschool programming, etc.).


* NEW! 25% off one-time coupon at an independent retailer of your choice: Backcountry Experience, Crow’s Closet, Durango Outdoor Exchange, Pine Needle Mountaineering, or Pine Needle Dry Goods. Coupon expires 12/31/21 so don’t delay.

* NEW! Complimentary Colorado Search and Rescue Card. This card supplies reimbursements to SAR teams for costs incurred while conducting search and rescue operations, and to provide funding for the purchase of search and rescue related equipment. Annual search and rescue coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2022.

* 15% DISCOUNT at all SJMA bookstores as well as online sales

* NEWS through SJMA E-News and biannual newsletter (Fall addition includes coupon to SJMA’s Annual Tree Lot)

Membership Levels

Find the right level for you! Become a member for as low as a $5 monthly donation or $30/yr and be part of over 30 years of inspiring stewardship and conservation education. 

Monthly Donor

$5/month minimum







Renew Your Memberhip

Keep the support coming!

Why Become a Member?

Because you love the San Juan Mountains!

SJMA is a member-supported organization which means that your membership directly supports our stewardship and conservation education programs such as our Forest Ambassadors, Wilderness Stewardship Crew, Public Land Ambassadors, school-based enrichment programs, and much more. This summer alone, these programs made an incredible difference in Southwest Colorado by:

* talking with over 20,000 public land visitors, spreading “Leave No Trace” principles throughout the region;

* hauling out hundreds of pounds of trash from popular trails;

* spending hundreds of hours doing light trail maintenance; and

* offering more than $10,000 in scholarships to ensure that every kid has the opportunity to participate in our programs

With the support of our members, SJMA is reaching more people than ever throughout Southwest Colorado, instilling in them understanding, passion, and ultimately, the respect and desire to protect our spectacular public lands.

Interested in a Corporate Sponsorship?

Contact Stephanie Weber for more information.

Join or Renew by mail

Please make a check out to SJMA, and mail to:

SJMA Membership
PO Box 2261
Durango, CO  81302

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does my membership last?

Your membership starts the day you join and expires one year later. Worried you’ll forget to renew? You can choose ‘renew automatically’ when becoming a member.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, SJMA is a 501 (c) 3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your thank you email will include your total donation and SJMA’s federal tax ID number.

How will I receive my benefits?

Your member benefits will be sent to the mail address or email you provide.

Have other questions?

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