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
Please note that our volunteer steward program does not place new stewards during the summer field season and that we are currently near program capacity, so may not be able to place all applicants. As such, we currently have a waitlist for site placements.
Resources for Current Volunteers
Starting with the 2022 field season, we are utilizing the CPW Connect platform to process site visit forms and photos! Here is a step-by-step instruction guide for submitting site visit information. Current Volunteer Stewards also have access to a shared Google Drive that has documents for assigned Natural Areas. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues retrieving site materials or submitting site visit information.