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Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative

Collaborative effort for
increased focus, scale and pace

Our mission

Increasing the resilience of our forests, wildlife habitats, communities, recreation opportunities, and water resources across all lands in the Rocky Mountains.

Our Vision

Embrace Shared Stewardship principles by building a collaborative foundation to address challenges, identify opportunities and potential solutions that will lead to measurable and scalable results in the restoration of critical landscapes in the Rocky Mountains.

Our Values

RMRI partners engage in activities that support these four values:

Communities
Clean Water
Forests & Wildlife

Recreation

Our Landscapes

RMRI has chosen to initially focus resources on three landscapes having the greatest impact on Colorado to reach a scale comparable to the needs on the ground.

Southwest Colorado

RMRI’s marquee project working to restore over 300,000 acres of public and private lands in priority areas across their 750,000 acre project area.

Upper Arkansas

Additional RMRI landscape working to restore 30,000-45,000 acres of public and private lands in priority areas across their 900,000 acre project area.

Upper South Platte

Additional RMRI landscape working to restore 150,000 acres of public and private lands in priority areas across their 885,000 acre watershed.


Shared Stewardship

Our goal is to find the right places to do the right work at the right scale at the right time. Co-convened by the National Wild Turkey Federation and the U.S. Forest Service, RMRI mobilizes over 40 partners across Colorado to deliver cross-boundary solutions to three priority landscapes that were selected through our stakeholder driven process.

Vicki Christiansen, U.S. Forest Service Chief, at the 2020 American Forestry Conference in July. Video by Georgia Forestry Association.

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