Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for you to help us enhance public understanding of forestry's role and value in a healthy natural environment through hands-on projects and training.

CSFS Volunteers at 2014 Scout Foresty Field Day.

Volunteer Opportunities
August - October 2014

Saturday, August 23
Russian Olive Removal & Chipping Along the Poudre River Corridor, Larimer County

  • Assist Larimer County staff and other volunteers to remove and chip in this project
  • Work takes place along the Poudre River corridor (near Timnath & the River Bluff's Open Space)
  • We also need volunteers who are qualified sawyers. If you wish to cut, you must provide proof of your S212 or equivalent saw certification
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Meeting location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Bldg. 1052, Fort Collins
  • Transportation: We will carpool in CSFS vehicles
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Wednesday, September 3
CSFS Seedling Tree Nursery Training, Fort Collins

  • Learn about seedling tree nursery operations and what you can do to assist staff
  • Every Wednesday this fall will be designated as Volunteer Wednesday. We encourage available CSFS Volunteers to come to the nursery on these days (although other weekdays may still be an option)
  • The CSFS Seedling Tree Program promotes trees for conservation, which allows farmers, ranchers and rural landowners to obtain trees at a nominal cost. Our goal is to encourage landowners to plant new forests; establish effective windbreaks that reduce erosion; protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways; and enhance wildlife habitat
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (dinner included)
  • Location: CSFS Nursery, 3843 Laporte Ave., Bldg. 1060, Fort Collins
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Friday, September 12
Day of Caring: Flood Recovery Work at Cal-Wood, Jamestown

  • Help with flood recovery efforts at this outdoor-educational center in the mountains west of Boulder
  • Volunteers for this event must be 18 years or older
  • Day of Caring is the largest, single-day volunteer effort throughout Boulder & Broomfield counties
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Meeting location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Bldg. 1052, Fort Collins
  • Transportation: We will carpool in CSFS vehicles
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Tuesday, September 30 & Thursday, October 2
Project Learning Tree Workshop at the CSFS Seedling Tree Nursery

  • Learn about Colorado State Forest Service resources available to help landowners achieve the stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments
  • Tour the nursery and learn how nursery staff grow thousands of trees for conservation plantings
  • Learn about the recent discovery of the emerald ash borer in Colorado and what this means for Colorado's urban and community forests
  • More information about Colorado's Project Learning Tree
  • Cost: $35 (students $25) - Covers evening refreshments and the PLT Activity Guide
  • Continuing Education Credit: Optional half credit $35 register on site, Grades K-12
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. (both days)
  • Location: CSFS Nursery, 3843 Laporte Ave., Bldg. 1060, Fort Collins
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Read highlights of previous events in the TWIG volunteer newsletters

Ongoing opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering for specific events or during the week to plant trees, weed or help grade trees at the nursery, please contact:

Jamie Dahl
Experiential Learning Coordinator
(970) 988-3667
jamie.dahl@colostate.edu