Come celebrate Arbor Day by planting Ponderosa pine seedlings on Missionary Ridge with Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan National Forest!
Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is hosting the inaugural San Juan Resilience Youth Summit at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, CO on April 18, 2019 from 9 am – 1:00 pm. Students from Silverton School, Durango High School, Big Picture High School, and Escalante Middle School will present their research on topics related to the theme Resilience in the Face of Wildfire. This event is open to the public.
Join us for a Best of the 2018 Fest screening of Bears of Durango, the 2018 Audience Award winning documentary film. Director Dusty Hulet and Mountain Studies Institute, will be present for the screening and subsequent Q&A.
When: Friday, February 8th @ 7 pm
Where: The Animas City Theatre
Learn more about the film HERE
Buy discounted lift tickets to Purgatory at least 48 hours in advance and a portion of each ticket sale will go to Mountain Studies Institute to support our inaugural San Juan Resilience Youth Summit. The SJRYS will provide an opportunity for students to present their learning about resilience of San Jaun Mountain watersheds, forests, and air quality in the face of wildfire.
Benefit day ticket prices: Adult: $45 | Teen: $32 | Child: $25 | Senior: $32
Purchase lift tickets here 48 hours in advance
Join us to explore the connections between forests, fire, recreation, and community resilience. Between a Community Foundation fundraiser, film screening, and fireside chat with recreation and conservation leaders, you'll leave with inspiration and understanding of how to get outdoors while helping to restore the forest.
Come and celebrate National Public Lands Day with a service project for fen restoration! We will be doing re-vegetation at Chattanooga Fen. Don’t forget your rubber boots!
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Tour the 416 and Missionary Ridge burn areas, plant trees, and view vegetation regeneration across burn severities and forest types with fire ecologists and foresters: Dr. Julie Korb (FLC), Gretchen Fitzgerald (SJNF) & Aaron Kimple (MSI).