Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that preserves the local, National Forest through volunteer projects, education + collaborative partnerships.
With more than 60 volunteer projects on our National Forest each year, FDRD volunteers contribute thousands of hours maintaining and improving trails, planting trees, pulling invasive weeds and educating visitors about the local, National Forest.
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD)’s Mission is to partner with the White River National Forest’s Dillon Ranger District in Summit County to provide opportunities for the community to play a more active role in the sustainable management of the local forest and to enhance the experiences of all who recreate here by:

Conducting high quality projects to build and maintain trails, plant new trees, promote watershed restoration and perform other services to sustain the Dillon Ranger District
Developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between the Forest Service and a diverse group of local organizations, stakeholders, individuals and users of the National Forest land
Creating excellent educational programs for our visitors, residents and youth to promote, protect and preserve our National Forest



Service Area: Local (city | town | county)


680 Blue River Pkwy
Silverthorne CO 80498

Who doesn’t like playing in the dirt? Join FDRD and get the chance to work on our local trails! Service projects va…

Outdoor Learning
Field trips
Materials & supplies
4th Grade Students / Youth
5th Grade Students / Youth
6th Grade Students / Youth
7th Grade Students / Youth
8th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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FDRD provides free education programming on Forest Health, Macroinvertebrates (stream health), Wildlife, LNT and othe…

Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat), Outdoor Learning, Water
Classroom volunteers/presenters
Direct teaching
Field trips
Materials & supplies
Pre-K/Early Childhood
2nd Grade Students / Youth
3rd Grade Students / Youth
4th Grade Students / Youthmore...
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