Chaffee Recreation Adopters helps you care for all the lands you love.
Help us address fast-paced growth in outdoor use. Problem solve and achieve in our mission for healthy lands and quality recreation.
Get involved by attending an upcoming
Rec Adopters Event.
Learn to use the Rec Collector App to monitor recreational lands! Stop by the Buena Vista Library between 9 and noon for help with the mobile app and to talk about the program. It’s open house-style, so just stop by!
This year’s event details will be published in March. Please come back then and check it out, or sign up below to stay informed in your email inbox about Upcoming Events.
Sixty thousand pounds of ash and trash are gone from the forest! Our work helps manage camping areas for safer fires and cleaner conditions.
Team up with land managers and biologists to improve important habitat! We’ve remove thousands of feet of barbed wire fencing in migration corridors and restored wetlands in Fourmile. We look forward to sharing new opportunities for you to help ensure a future with thriving wildlife in Chaffee County!
Our goal is to:
- Increase your ability to be an effective steward of our public lands and outdoor resources
- Create a collaborative culture around managing recreation use
- Keep our beautiful outdoors clean, fun and wild, now and into the future
As an Adopter you can:
- Be the eyes and ears and record info in our mobile app
- Help clean up, ensure safe campfires and steward recreation areas
- Join group activities and volunteer on your own
Become a Chaffee Rec Adopter
Adopt your favorite recreation area by clicking the map and selecting an area to get started!
Let’s take care of the lands, waters & wildlife we love
Empowering volunteers like you is one of the strategies of the Chaffee Rec Plan. By joining us, you are contributing to these important outcomes:
- Exceptional experiences such as clean, quality camping
- More human resources to steward the environment
- Providing appropriate infrastructure such as restrooms, signs & metal campfire rings for safety
- Better behaviors through education, engineering and enforcement
- A shared community culture that helps keep our lands clean, fun and wild, now and for future generations
Chaffee Rec Adopters is brought to you by the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, Envision Chaffee County and Nation Forest Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and Colorado State Land Board. It is funded by these partners, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), County of Chaffee and Chaffee Common Ground