Rocky Mountain Program

Rocky Mountain Program

The NFF has a long history of leading innovative, impactful work across the Rocky Mountains. From our first Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences effort addressing post-Hayman Fire recovery in Colorado to more recent work to develop models for collaborative stewardship, we’ve pushed the envelope, explored new partnerships, and worked to support our partners at the USDA Forest Service and in communities across the state.

The NFF is restoring forest health and improving outdoor experiences. The NFF leads large-scale fuel reduction projects to mitigate wildfire risk, protect watersheds, and enhance wildlife habitat. We often focus on cross-boundary projects that can benefit all lands or on projects that help National Forests recover from wildfires. We’re working hand in hand with the Forest Service and state and local partners to accelerate forest health and watershed improvements. In addition, we improve outdoor experiences by improving trails, campgrounds, trailheads, cabins, and other recreation sites. We often lead this work in concert with nonprofit partners and contractors around the state.

To support this work, we develop and manage innovative funding mechanisms and support collaborative fundraising efforts.


Emily Olsen

Sr. Director of Conservation Programs

Joe Lavorini

Rocky Mountain Region Sr. Manager

Jamie Werner

Rocky Mountain Region Program Manager

Maddie Rehn

Rocky Mountain Region Program Manager

Jen Fenwick

Central Colorado Project Sr. Associate

Matt Nykiel

Central Colorado Project Coordinator

Jeny Davis

Southern Rockies Program Associate

Jack Pritchard

Northern Colorado Project Coordinator

Adde Sharp

Colorado River Basin Project Coordinator - Rocky Mountain Region

Nick Olson

Southwest Colorado Project Coordinator

Erik Snow

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests Forestry Coordinator

Emily Kasyon

White River National Forest Program Coordinator

Luke Coffey

Rocky Mountain Region Development Coordinator

Shayna Jones

Rocky Mountain Region Program Manager