National Forest Foundation

The Summit Fund

Investing in the Stewardship of the Dillon Ranger District

The Summit Fund

A Recreation-Dependent Destination: Summit County Colorado is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the country – hosting well over 4 million user days per year. Visitors enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, camping, and fishing in Summit County’s spectacular landscapes.

The Summit Fund pools funds gathered from visitors at local businesses for restoration projects on the White River National Forest. Visitors have the option of adding a dollar to their meal check or hotel stay. Once enough funds have been pooled, the NFF will grant the funds to local non-profits for high-priority restoration needs.

“We are collecting donations to put back on the land,” notes Marcus Selig, NFF Colorado Program Director. “The need for it is pretty clear – the White River National Forest is an incredible resource and a big reason Summit County gets millions of visitors every year. This is an opportunity for Summit County visitors and businesses to protect and enhance that resource.”

Click here to download an overview of the program.

For more information, please contact Emily Olsen at 720-219-0682 or