Are you interested in becoming a member of a great organization?

Each year in January, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV) recruits new members. We have now opened the application process for those who would like to become volunteers!

Please read further about upcoming events and how to fill out the application. (Article updated 2/4/2016 by KR)

Read more: PWV 2016 New Member Application Process

Alan Meyer Chair2015 16I am pleased and honored to serve as PWV chair for this coming year, knowing that the organization is in great shape from all the fantastic work of our volunteers. Looking ahead to 2016, no major changes are anticipated - we will continue with the programs already in place and look at improvements in a few areas.

Read more: PWV’s New Chair Looking Ahead To 2016

Mike CorbinThis past year has been an active one for PWV. We accomplished a great deal out in the forest. PWV conducted 973 patrols; contributed 27,182 volunteer hours to the USFS, which equates to $623,000 in value; contacted over 8900 forest visitors and 1,354 trees were logged out all with NO accidents.

Read more: PWV's Most Recent Past Chair Looking Back At 2015

KIN B 2015

PWVs took 81 kids and 29 adults (agency staff, agency volunteers and family members) on 9 Kids in Nature guided hikes this past season, reaching children from 6 different agencies and groups. The children’s comments explain it best: “I found a BIG bone! What’s it from?” “Hiking is my second most favorite thing to do.” “Thanks for doing everything… I needed this! And you know, I didn’t really want to come!” “This is fun! I’ve never been on a hike this long!”  “Can we go on a Kids in Nature hike again this week?”

The Kids In Nature Program is exemplified in this “Thank You, Kids in Nature” letter from Gail Engel, President of GrandFamily Coalition:

Read more: Kids In Nature Program 2015 Record Year

WomenThis summer the PWV Restoration Committee worked mainly on the North Fork Trail but also two days on the Hewlett Gulch Trail. We held 13 public workdays, 3 days of PWV only training, 2 training days with the Larimer Country Youth Conservation Corps and 8 workdays with the Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps trail crew. One of our public days we had the Rocky Mountain Conservancy trail crews and some of their staff and volunteers join us. This combined effort allowed PWV to build 1 mile of new trail through some very difficult terrain. We built a number of rock walls, moved a lot of dirt and built the abutments for a log stringer bridge over the river. The terrain we built this new trail through was very challenging. In some areas rock retaining walls were required to hold the trail in place on the side of the hill.

154 individuals, 44 PWV members and 117 of the general public plus 10 from the Larimer Country Youth Conservation Corps provided the labor. This amounted to 475 workdays for a total of 4,275 hours. We also ate a lot of food and had some fun along the way.

Read more: PWV Restoration 2015 Accomplishments

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Upcoming Events

Wed Feb 17 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
PWV Preview: How To Join
Thu Feb 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
PWV Board Meeting
Sun Feb 28 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Ultralight Backpacking Class

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