We are looking for a Wilderness First Responder certified individual to be our medic on this two-day project near Grand Lake in Colorado. This person is responsible for attending to any injuries that may occur on-site and work with the WRV Staff Liaison to deal with emergencies. Barring any medical needs, the WFR volunteer is welcome and encouraged to help out with the trail work for the weekend.

Volunteers will spend the weekend backcountry camping 3 miles up the Bowen Gulch trail and building raised tread (turnpike). This 100′ stretch of trail was describes as “boggy enough to pull off a horseshoe.” It’s creating very difficult access to this beautiful part of the Never Summer Wilderness.

The project is Saturday, July 30 at 8am to Sunday, July 21 at 4pm.

Please plan to arrive Friday with enough time to reach camp before dark.

This designated wilderness area borders the quieter west side of Rocky Mountain National Park north of Grand Lake. If you haven’t explored this area yet, it’s time you did!

Tagged as: Conservation


Wilderness First Responder

Required Skills:

Able to hike up to 5 miles in a day, carry tools, and work in a backcountry remote setting.

About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) is a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)(3) that organizes thousands of volunteers each year to complete more than 150 conservation projects throughout Colorado. Volunteer events range in length from a few hours to multi-day campouts and are located in beautiful natural areas from the plains to the alpine. By volunteering with WRV, you’ll meet great people while helping to heal the land and strengthen our communities.

Application Instructions

Please register for this event at https://wlrv.volunteerhub.com/vv2/lp/trails/event/8590fba9-2b0f-4cbd-ae6f-02e19581a60d You will have to make an account if you have not volunteered with WRV before and register under "First Aid Volunteer Backcountry"

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