National Forest Foundation

Ski Conservation Fund & Forest Stewardship Fund Past Awards

Explore the projects that received funding through the Ski Conservation Fund and Forest Stewardship Fund programs in recent years.

Note: the years listed below correspond to the NFF's fiscal year.

Colorado Mountain Club
Flat Tops Wilderness Trail Maintenance and Volunteer Project
To undertake trail clearing and maintenance activities on the White River National Forest Blanco Ranger District to address the trail system maintenance backlog and host a volunteer conservation and trail maintenance project with youth participants.
White River National Forest
http://www.cmc.org

Conservation Legacy
Lincoln National Forest Wilderness Recreation Recovery
To rehabilitate and repair trails in areas of the White Mountain Wilderness that have been heavily impacted by recent heavy wind storms. This work will re-open areas for hunting, fishing, horse packing and hiking.
Lincoln National Forest
conservationlegacy.org

Conservation Legacy
Trail Improvements at Boss Lake and Monarch Nordic Area
To employ eight youth corps members to support trail improvement projects on the Salida Ranger District near Poncha Springs, CO.
San Isabel National Forest
conservationlegacy.org

Conservation Legacy
Trail Maintenance and Reconstruction on the Norwood Ranger District
To employ eight youth corps members to maintain high use trails on the Norwood Ranger District within close proximity to Telluride, CO.
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnsion National Forest
conservationlegacy.org

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
2019 Community Watershed Stewardship Program
To continue a volunteer, community, and partnership driven stewardship program focusing on invasive weed mitigation, trail maintenance, and restoration in the Cottonwood Canyons and Millcreek Canyon of the Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
http://www.cottonwoodcanyons.org

Eagle River Watershed Council
Upper Piney River Watershed Restoration
To utilize volunteers to improve cutthroat trout habitat and watershed health through the rehabilitation of a closed road and dispersed campsites that are impacting stream and riparian conditions in the Piney River.
White River National Forest
http://www.erwc.org

EarthCorps
Youth Corps Work on the Olympic and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
To employ six young adult corps members to brush three miles of the Colonel Bob Trail in the Olympic National Forest. In addition, a similar crew will construct a rock wall and replace bridge decking on the Heather Lake Trail in the MBSNF.
Olympic and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
http://www.earthcorps.org

Ecoservants
Capitan Peak Trail, 80 Years Later
To restore the Capitan Peak and Summit Trails in the Capitan Mountain Wilderness Area by removing over 300 downed trees and clearing live trees and noxious weeds from the trail and adjacent campsites.
Lincoln National Forest
http://www.ecoservants.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
2019 Forest Stewards Program
To complete numerous trail building and maintenance projects, and numerous forest health projects, in the Dillon Ranger District.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
2019 Tenderfoot Trail System Improvements
To construct up to two miles of trail in the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail System on the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness
2019 Infestation Management Project: Suppression of Noxious Weeds in Three Wilderness Areas
To control the spread of noxious weeds in the Ptarmigan Peak, Eagles Nest, and Holy Cross Wilderness areas, treating specific noxious weed infestation sites through an ongoing Infestation Management Program in coordination with the Forest Service.
White River National Forest
http://www.fenw.org

Mesa Youth Services, Inc.
East Zone Invasive Plant Control, Year 2
To apply integrated invasive plant management that will result in enhancing big game winter range, protection of wilderness values, restoration of natural plant communities and control of the introduction and spread of noxious weeds.
White River National Forest
mesapartners.org

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
2019 Volunteer Projects
To engage more than 515 volunteers to accomplish trail and conservation projects in the Sopris, Rifle and Eagle Ranger Districts in 2019 by organizing and implementing 4 large public projects and 25 Group/Youth Work Days.
White River National Forest
http://www.rfov.org

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - Colorado
Empowering Future Leaders through Service Partnerships
To engage Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews to accomplish USFS priorities on priority project areas on the White River National Forest over the course of 25 crew weeks. The crews gain valuable skills while completing meaningful service.
White River National Forest
http://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org

South Central Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
Protecting Forest Health By Managing Beetle Damaged Spruce Population
To identify and remove beetle-infested Engleman spruce trees on 100 acres and place pheromone packs in order to suppress populations of spruce beetles and prevent infestation spreading further to adjacent wilderness lands.
Lincoln National Forest
http://www.scmrcd.org

Summit County
2019 East Zone Invasive Plant Control
To locate and treat the noxious weed infested and heavily disturbed areas located within the Ophir Mountain and Gold Hill sites in the White River National Forest in Breckenridge, CO.
White River National Forest
www.summitcountyco.gov

The Greenlands Reserve
Ecological Enhancement of Community Wildfire Breaks and Campgrounds on U.S. Forest Service Lands
To take corrective actions to thin trees and eradicate noxious weeds/invasive plants to enhance ecology in community wildfire breaks and non-hardened campground areas. Work to be performed at strategic locations on U.S. Forest Service lands.
White River National Forest
http://www.greenlandsreserve.org

Trout Unlimited
Monarch Pass Gravel Pit Restoration
To establish native vegetation coverage of 2.5 acres of barren soils at a former gravel mine on Monarch Pass, Colorado. Work will also focus on reducing sedimentation to the upper South Arkansas River through installation of log structures on site.
San Isabel National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Trout Unlimited
Metolius River Habitat Conservation
To engage 20 volunteers, 10 youth crew members, and 100 students in the monitoring and maintenance of Metolius River habitat along 12 miles of the river outside of Camp Sherman, OR.
Deschutes National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
Eagle County Adopt a Trail and North Trail Restoration
To fund a contracted employee who will work for Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association and lead trail maintenance and restoration projects on Eagle County trails and reroute an unsustainable section of the North Trail in Vail.
White River National Forest
https://www.vvmta.org/

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
White River National Forest Volunteer Stewardship Investments - 2019
To foster volunteer engagement while improving recreation amenities and wildlife habitat in the White River National Forest, by engaging 142 volunteers on four projects. The projects will expand trail connectivity, access, and sustainability.
White River National Forest
http://www.voc.org

Walking Mountains Science Center
Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program
To partner with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District in restoring and enhancing landscapes while engaging high school interns and local volunteers through the Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program.
White River National Forest
http://www.walkingmountains.org

Wilderness Workshop
Habitat Restoration Program
To partner with the Forest Service on 5-7 restoration projects to accomplish two important goals: on the ground benefits to ecosystems and deepening the connection of valley residents to the surrounding public lands.
White River National Forest
http://www.wildernessworkshop.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Hippo Trail Community Reroute Project
To engage diverse community volunteers in re-routing a critical non-motorized Continental Divide Connector Trail away from a sensitive sub-alpine wetland and creek as recommended in the 2011 White River National Forest Travel Management Plan.
White River National Forest
http://www.wlrv.org

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Hunter Creek Invasive Weed Management
To improve ecosystem health and restore natural plant communities in Hunter Creek, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) will engage in targeted herbicide treatments of non-native invasive plants and native seeding in heavily treated areas.
White River National Forest
http://www.aspennature.org

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
White River 14ers Capacity Building and Trail Stewardship
To provide capacity-building support for expanded trail stewardship work on the White River 14ers, as well as trail inventories and hiker counts.
White River National Forest
http://www.14ers.org

Colorado Mountain Club
Trail Maintenance on the White River National Forest
To maintain trails on the White River National Forest-Blanco District to address critical trail maintenance issues and bring trail conditions in line with agency standards.
White River National Forest
http://www.cmc.org

Conservation Legacy
West Cross Creek Trail Construction
The Southwest Conservation Corps will perform extensive reconstruction of the bottom portion of the West Cross Creek Trail over two weeks of work.
San Juan National Forest
https://conservationlegacy.org...

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
2018 Community Watershed Stewardship Program
To continue a volunteer, community and partnership-driven stewardship program focusing on trail maintenance, invasive weed mitigation and restoration in Big and Little Cottonwood and Millcreek Canyons.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
http://www.cottonwoodcanyons.o...

Eagle River Watershed Council
Turkey Creek Watershed Restoration - Phase II
To build upon previous work by continuing to improve cutthroat trout habitat and watershed health in the Turkey Creek Watershed through the rehabilitation of abandoned roads, associated stream crossings, streambanks and riparian areas.
White River National Forest
http://www.erwc.org

Friends of Pathways
Teton Pass Bridge Project
To improve access to the Teton Pass trail system, Friends of Pathways Youth Trail Crew will address bridges and creek crossings that were adversely affected by the record snow load and spring runoff of the 2016-17 winter and spring season.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
http://www.friendsofpathways.o...

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
2018 Forest Recreation & Stewards Program
To continue developing and implementing FDRD's on-the-ground youth and volunteer projects. Goals are to maintain & restore our natural resources, improve the quality of multiple recreationists experience, and minimize the threats to the forest.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Tenderfoot Mountain Trail System Construction
To construct two miles of trail as part of the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail System in the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Mesa Youth Services, Inc.
Gore Creek Invasive Plant Partnership
To control and detect/inventory invasive plant infestations occurring on USFS managed lands in the White River National Forest.
White River National Forest
http://www.mesapartners.org/

Mesa Youth Services, Inc.
White River National Forest Invasive Plant Control
To apply integrated invasive plant management that will result in enhancing big game winter range, protection of wilderness values, restoring native plant communities and controlling the introduction and spread of noxious weeds.
White River National Forest
http://www.mesapartners.org/

Montana Conservation Corps
Black Rock Ranger District Trail Maintenance with Tribal Young Adults
To engage young adults from the Wind River Reservation tribal communities to help open up key access trails in the Moran, WY area.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
www.mtcorps.org

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
2018 Volunteer Projects
To engage more than 505 volunteers to accomplish trail and conservation projects in the Aspen/Carbondale and Rifle Ranger Districts in 2017 by organizing and implementing 3 large public projects and 25 Group/Youth Work Days.
White River National Forest
http://www.rfov.org

Rocky Mountain Conservancy
2018 Conservation Corps Projects in Sulphur Ranger District
To engage youth and complete conservation projects, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Conservation Corps will support a crew focused on trail maintenance and construction in the Sulphur Ranger District of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests.
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests
http://www.rmconservancy.org

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps-Colorado
Youth Leadership to the Pinnacle of Alpine Conservation
To accomplish USFS priorities on nine areas of the White River National Forest over the course of 22 weeks. The RMYC conservation corps and youth corps crews gain valuable skills while completing meaningful service.
White River National Forest
http://www.rockymountainyouthc...

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps-Colorado
Tenderfoot Mountain Trail Construction with Volunteers
To contribute to the Tenderfoot Trail Construction Project on the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest, over the course of two project weeks.
White Mountain National Forest
http://www.rockymountainyouthc...

Student Conservation Association
SCA Wilderness Ranger/Trails Interns for White River National Forest
To recruit and manage four 12-week SCA Conservation Interns to work in Colorado’s White River National Forest, supervised by U.S. Forest Service staff.
White River National Forest
http://www.thesca.org

Summit County
White River National Forest Invasive Species Control
To reduce and eradicate noxious weeds on USFS properties located in Summit County Colorado to prevent displacement of native plants and wildlife.
White River National Forest
www.summitcountyco.gov

Trails 2000
West Cross Creek Trail Rehabilitation
To engage two volunteer crews to assist in the effort to realign and connect the West Cross Creek Trail System including clearing trees, grade reversals, and other trail maintenance and rehabilitation.
San Juan National Forest
www.trails2000.org

Trout Unlimited
Sunriver Trails, Elk Habitat and River Restoration Project
To obliterate 2.7 miles of road and trail by ripping compacted routes to provide for water infiltration and preparation of a seed bed, placing debris onto the ripped routes, and engaging the local community.
Deschutes National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Trout Unlimited
Mountain Pride Mine Restoration Project
To restore the Mountain Pride Mine site by reducing surface water and mine waste interaction, establishing native vegetation on site, and improving the experience of recreational users by mitigating hazards through trail realignment.
White River National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
Eagle County Adopt a Trail
To fund a contracted employee who will work for Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association (VVMBA) and lead trail maintenance and restoration projects on trails in Eagle County.
White River National Forest
www.vvmba.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
2018 White River NF Volunteer Stewardship Projects
To expand outdoor recreation and protect ecosystems in the White River NF, 265 volunteers will tackle five stewardship projects. The projects will expand trail connectivity, access, and safety, as well as reduce ecosystem and habitat damage.
White River National Forest
http://www.voc.org

Walking Mountains Science Center
Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program
To partner with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District in restoring and enhancing landscapes while engaging interns and local volunteers.
White River National Forest
http://www.walkingmountains.or...

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Masontown Trail Community Restoration Project
To reroute & restore sections of the Masontown Trail System, and build structures for stream/wetland crossings, using volunteer labor & expertise. This will stop social-trail braiding, demonstrate where visitors should recreate, and heal habitat.
White River National Forest
http://www.wlrv.org

Center for Eco-Dynamic Restoration
Restoration of Sams Walker Recreation Site
To enhance the native habitat and recreational experience at Sams Walker Recreation Site and to remove encroaching invasive species and convert the site to native prairie with native trees and shrubs around the perimeter.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Colorado Mountain Club
White River National Forest Blanco District Trail Maintenance & Inventory
To inventory and maintain trails on the White River National Forest Blanco Ranger District with the use innovative technology which provides data, photos and maps to better address user safety and natural resource degradation in a timely manner.
White River National Forest
http://www.cmc.org

Confluence
Confluence Trail at the Sandy River Delta
To restore the 1.25 mile Confluence Trail, which leads visitors through the Sandy River Delta to the Confluence Bird Blind by Maya Lin. Much needed repairs would improve accessibility and safety at this popular trail.
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
http://www.confluenceproject.o...

Conservation Legacy
White Mountain Wilderness Trail Clearing
To assist the USFS in clearing fire weakened trees from popular trails in the White Mountain Wilderness and protect the resource by reducing the likelihood of unsustainable, user created trails.
Lincoln National Forest
https://conservationlegacy.org

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
2017 Community Watershed Stewardship Program
To continue a volunteer, community and partnership driven stewardship program focusing on invasive weed mitigation, trail maintenance and restoration in the Cottonwood Canyons and surrounding environment.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
http://www.cottonwoodcanyons.o...

Eagle River Watershed Council
Turkey Creek Watershed Restoration Project
To improve cutthroat trout habitat and watershed health with the help of volunteers by restoring streambank and riparian conditions in Lime and Turkey Creeks through the rehabilitation of a closed road, campsites and associated stream crossings.
White River National Forest
http://www.erwc.org

Ecoservants
Perk Canyon Trail Relocation and Reconstruction
To reroute 4.5 miles and restore 1.5 miles of trails in Perk Canyon area. This goal is to continue to provide a top quality, sustainable, connected trail system surrounding the Village of Ruidoso.
Lincoln National Forest
http://www.ecoservants.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
2017 Upper North Fork of Swan River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement
To improve habitat conditions for fish and riparian dependant species along the upper north fork of the Swan River.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
2017 Forest Recreation & Stewardship Projects
To continue developing and implementing FDRD's on-the-ground youth and volunteer projects. Goals are to maintain & restore our natural resources, improve the quality of multiple recreationists experience, and minimize the threats to the forest.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
2017 Upper, Middle, and South Forks of Swan River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement
To improve habitat conditions for fish and riparian-dependent species along the upper, middle, and south forks of the Swan River.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
RFOV 2017 Volunteer Projects
RFOV has bundled 3 large public projects and 25 Group/Youth Work Days to involve more than 510 volunteers on trail and conservation projects on the Aspen/Carbondale and Rifle Ranger Districts in 2017.
White River National Forest
http://www.rfov.org

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps-Colorado
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps -- Uniting Youth in Conservation Partnerships
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will accomplish USFS priorities on nine areas of the White River National Forest over the course of 19 weeks. The RMYC conservation corps and youth corps crews gain valuable skills while completing meaningful outcomes.
White River National Forest
http://www.rockymountainyouthc...

Student Conservation Association
SCA Wilderness Ranger/Trails and Recreation Interns for White River National Forest
SCA will place six 12-week Conservation Interns in White River National Forest, supervised by USFS staff. Interns will provide hands-on service to the land in support of field work for wilderness/trails and developed/dispersed recreation programs.
White River National Forest
http://www.thesca.org

Trout Unlimited
Benham Falls Trail Restoration Project
To focus on restoration of riparian habitat along Benham Falls access for the Deschutes River within the Upper Deschutes Wild and Scenic River corridor, improving recreationally impacted lands with youth crews, students and volunteers.
Deschutes National Forest
http://www.tu.org

Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
Eagle County Adopt a Trail Implementation
This project will fund a Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association (VVMBA) employee who will lead Adopt a Trail maintenance and restoration projects on National Forest System and adjacent trails in Eagle County, Colorado.
White River National Forest
www.vvmba.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
2017 VOC Volunteer Stewardship Projects
To enhance trails and ecosystems, VOC volunteers will conduct four projects in the White River NF. In all, 170 adults will improve the Hanging Lake Trail, remove fence at Singletree, and improve the trail and restore damaged areas on Quandary Peak.
White River National Forest
http://www.voc.org

Walking Mountains Science Center
Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program
The overarching goal of WMSC’s Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program is to partner with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District in restoring and enhancing landscapes while engaging interns and local volunteers.
White River National Forest
http://www.walkingmountains.or...

Wilderness Workshop
Habitat Restoration Program
Each summer Wilderness Workshop partners with the Forest Service on 4-5 restoration projects to accomplish two important goals: on the ground benefits to ecosystems and deepening the connection of valley residents to the surrounding public lands.
White River National Forest
http://www.wildernessworkshop....

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Swan Drainage Campsite Restoration Project
To restore three camp sites and surrounding area in the Swan Drainage, including: defining usable space with buck and rail fencing, heavy equipment decompaction, seeding, mulching, native transplants, volunteer projects and partnership.
White River National Forest
http://www.wlrv.org

Round 1 2016

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
White River 14ers Trail Stewardship Projects
To continue the proven trail stewardship efforts designed to protect rare and fragile alpine tundra ecosystems and internationally significant summit hiking opportunities found on five iconic White River National Forest 14ers.
White River National Forest
http://www.14ers.org

Eagle River Watershed Council
Eagle County Watersheds Inventory, Restoration and Enhancement Project
To expand the Watershed Council’s ability to protect Eagle County’s extraordinary watershed habitats. We will inventory 10 to 15 springs, restore one cattle-impacted spring and remove non-native fish from native trout habitat.
White River National Forest
http://www.erwc.org

Friends of The Dillon Ranger District
2016 Recreation Resource Projects
To continue developing and implementing on-the-ground youth and volunteer projects. Program goals are to maintain and restore our natural resources, improve the quality of recreation experience and minimize the threats to the forest.
White River National Forest
http://www.fdrd.org

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
RFOV 2016 Volunteer Projects
To organize and complete three major public projects and 20 Group/Youth Work Days on as many as 23 trails and sites. We expect more than 320 volunteers and 25 different organizations taking part in these great community projects.
White River National Forest
http://www.rfov.org

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps-Colorado
Youth Development Through Conservation Service
To accomplish USFS priorities on seven areas of the White River National Forest over a total of 17 weeks. The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps conservation crews members gain valuable skills while accomplishing priority projects on public lands.
White River National Forest
http://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org

Student Conservation Association
SCA Wilderness Ranger/Trails and Recreation Interns for White River National Forest
To mentor four interns by US Forest Service staff. They will complete projects in support of the wilderness/trails program on the Dillon Ranger Districts and the developed/dispersed recreation program on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District.
White River National Forest
http://www.thesca.org

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
2016 VOC Ski Conservation Fund Projects
To improve 3 popular trails in the Dillon and Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger Districts. 180 adults and youth will add trail connectivity, restore damaged areas, and improve safety on the Cougar Ridge & Galena Ditch Trails & on Quandary Peak.
White River National Forest
http://www.voc.org

Walking Mountains Science Center
Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program
To partner with the Eagle-Holy Cross District in restoring and enhancing natural landscapes by engaging youth interns and local volunteers. This is the overarching goal of WMSC’s Natural Resource Internship and Community Conservation Program.
White River National Forest
http://www.walkingmountains.org

Round 2 2016

Conservation Legacy
Capitan Wilderness Trails
To complete high priority trail work in the Captain Wilderness. The work will be done with young adults who are intersted in becoming life long stewards of our public lands.
Lincoln National Forest
http://www.conservation legacy.org

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
2016 Community Waterhsed Stewardship Program
To work with volunteers and the community to implement a partnership driven stewardship program focusing on invasive weed mitigation, trail maintenance and restoration in the Cottonwood Canyons and surrounding environment.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
http://www.cottonwoodcanyons.org

Ecoservants
Cedar Creek Down Hill Flow Trail
To add a new user recreational opportunity to Cedar Creek Recreational Area and to our trails Partnership bringing in a previously disenfranchised user group that helped plan the design of the proposed Downhill Flow trail.
Lincoln National Forest
http://www.ecoservants.org

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps-Colorado
Golden Horseshoe Trail Construction and Closure Rehabilitation
To reconstruct 2.5 miles of the One Step Over trail with volunteers and a RMYC crew. The RMYC crew will also accomplish trail closures and rehabilitation.
White River National Forest
http://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org

Tahoe Rim Trail Association
TRT Mott Canyon Reroute
To construct new single track trail on the Tahoe Rim Trail’s southern end to move the trail off the Mott Canyon Access road to improve the recreational experience for the trail’s more than 100,000 annual users.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
http://tahoerimtrail.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Glacier Peak Road Restoration
To close a one mile steep, eroded road that runs up the fall-line to the Glacier Peak. The road parallels a sanctioned road. Huge ecological gains will be made while access is not lost.
White River National Forest
http://www.wlrv.org