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Four Mile Creek.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Colorado Natural Areas Program depends on skilled volunteers.​

Do you have experience with botany, wildlife biology, geology or paleontology? Do you enjoy orienteering or back country travel? Or do you love the outdoors and would like to develop your skills as a naturalist? If so, you may be able to help with on the ground conservation at one of our natural areas.​​

About the Volunteer Steward Program​

​Our volunteers are a crucial asset to our program. We are looking for Volunteer Stewards to commit to an annual monitoring visit to a natural area. 

We ask that all stewards be skilled in:

  • backcountry hiking
  • map reading 
  • knowledge​ of Colorado natural history

Read more about becoming a Volunteer Steward​. 

Apply to be a Volunteer Steward

We currently have a waitlist for volunteer steward positions. Please feel free to fill out an application and we will contact you if future opportunities arise.

​Please download a volunteer steward application

​Fill out and re​​​turn to dnr_cnap@state.co.us​ or by mail to: 

Colorado Natural Areas Program
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216​​​​

Become a Rare Plant Monitoring Steward

In partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens​, Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards help to conserve Colorado's rare and native plants. Volunteers receive extensive training, work with botany enthusiasts, become citizen scientists, and collect data needed by land managers.

Please ​visit the Denver Bota​nic Gardens website for more information.