Ski Conservation Fund Past Awards

Awards shown on this page may not necessarily be reflective of current program criteria. Please refer to the current grant criteria for the most up-to-date program guidelines.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Trail Stewardship Tools
To empower stewardship of the Flathead National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness through the provision of trail stewardship tools.

Henry's Fork Foundation
Buffalo River Rainbow Trout Migration Assessment
To use passive integrated transponder tagging to estimate the number of wild rainbow trout of two distinct life histories that use the Buffalo river, a major spawning and rearing tributary to Henry's fork of the Snake River.

Blue River Watershed Group
Tenmile Creek Restoration
To restore a damaged section of Tenmile Creek to a more natural hydrologic state across from Copper Mountain Resort in a heavily used recreation area.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
White River Fourteeners Trail Maintenance, Restoration and Hiker Education Project
To conduct high-priority trail reconstruction, maintenance and restoration work and on-mountain hiker education on four White River peaks: Mount of the Holy Cross, Capitol, Maroon, and Quandary Peaks.

Colorado Mountain Club
Trail and Campsite Restoration Project
To engage volunteers and youth corps crews to complete over 1500 hours of work on campsite and trail restoration projects on the Aspen-Sopris and Dillon Ranger Districts.

Eagle River Watershed Council
Meadow Creek Watershed Restoration
To improve and restore habitat conditions for greenback cutthroat trout by removing non-native brook and brown trout from the Meadow Creek Watershed.

Friends of Dillon Ranger District
Stewardship Projects 2014
To continue developing and implementing on-the-ground projects. Program goals are to improve the quality of our natural resources, improve the quality of the multiple recreationists experience, and minimize the threats to the forest.

Friends of the Eagle Nest Wilderness
Noxious Weed Eradication
To fund noxious weed treatments by a licenced contractor in the Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Wilderness as well as National Forest lands contiguious to both of these Wilderness areas in Summit County.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Volunteer Projects 2014
To conduct 5 large public projects and 10 group or youth work days to involve more than 650 volunteers in performing trail and restoration projects in the Aspen/Sopris and Rifle Ranger Districts of the White River National Forest.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps-Colorado
Public Land Conservation Through Youth Development
To continue to make significant and long-lasting improvements in trail and forest conditions in the White River National Forest, while promoting youth and young adult involvement in the conservation field.

Student Conservation Association
Wilderness, Developed/Dispersed Recreation and Fisheries Interns
To field 14 interns to provide wilderness, developed/dispersed recreation and fisheries volunteer service to the White River National Forest, with interns mentored by USFS staff.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Ski Conservation Projects 2014
To organize 2 volunteer projects in or adjacent to the Holy Cross and Dillon Ranger Districts. These projects include trail construction, restoration and alpine restoration.

Walking Mountains Science Center
Natural Resource Internship and Citizen Science Initiative
To restore, and enhance natural landscapes while engaging the community in monitoring endemic Harrington Penstemon plants, weed eradication, willow planting and other on-the-ground conservation work.