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.

PAST FUNDRAISER – Tack Sale – May 5
A very successful effort organized by the San Juan Back Country Horsemen with nearly $5,000 raised and contributed to the fund to engage a four-week youth corps crew.  

PAST FUNDRAISER – Banquet and Fundraiser – March 10
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.