Wilderness Campaign

Be a part of our campaign – every dollar makes a difference.

In November 2017 a group of like-minded people sat around a table and made a decision – they would make a difference on our trails. That difference has resulted in the creation of the Wilderness Trails Forever Campaign and has turned into a multi-user group and organization effort.

Mission Statement: Raise funds to clear and cut-out backcountry trails.

Talking Points:
• We are in a crisis situation regarding trail access.
• Our goal is to raise $40,000.
• The focus is to work with youth corps groups to clear and cut out trails.
• We are raising funds to address work that current crews, partners and volunteers cannot keep up with.
• This is a priority, to maintain access for trail users, and a public opportunity to bring awareness.

Tack Sale – May 5
0900 to 1500

Tack Sale - Medium A large collection of used tack and gear has been donated for sale to raise funds for the Wilderness Trails Forever Campaign to clear backcountry trails clogged by beetle-killed trees on the Pagosa Ranger District. Other tack sale proceeds will support the annual trail work of San Juan Back Country Horsemen.

Sale items include:
Horse trailer ● Saddles ● Pack saddles ● Panniers ● Saddle blankets ● Bridles ● Chinks ● Halters ● Saddlebags ● Bits ● and much, much more


Banquet and Fundraiser – March 10
Banquet Flyer - Resize 2

We had a full crowd for an evening focused on raising funds for the benefit of the Wilderness Trails Forever Campaign. Big Game Forever and Pagosa Area Trails Council worked together to put over $25,000 into the fund to  engage a four-week youth corps crew. Their focus is solely on the cutting out and clearing downed trees on our trails with the use of cross-cut and chain saws. We believe these crews can make the biggest positive resource impact on our public lands.

This benefit was put together by volunteers of the trails, including: outfitters, guides, horsemen and hikers. Support the donors of this banquet and fundraiser. Banquet – Donor List – March 5

No goods or services were provided in exchange for contributions.

No benefit was bestowed upon this donor in exchange for this contribution. We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #31-1573510.