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Welcome to the Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance members site.


Note to Members:

Adopt-A-Lake: Additional Information for Lake Reports
Mary Kalendovsky of the Forest Service has requested more information specific to camping areas around the lakes. We have added the request for more information when volunteers are going to be observing or doing light restoration work around the lake/camp areas. You will see this when scheduling your hike and when you input your report. We hope to expand on this as the hiking season progresses, to help in getting volunteer and Forest Service resources to the areas most in need.
(posted 06-21-2017)

Two Day Cross Cut Training Session: JUNE 24 and 25
A quick reminder that we are holding a two day cross cut saw training course for individuals who want to assist the IPWA and the USFS in taking out trees in the IP and JP Wilderness Areas. The course will be the weekend of (6/24 and 6/25)
(posted 06-19-2017)

Wilderness Information Specialist - slots available
We still have some slots available for the Wilderness Information Specialist program. As you may recall, this is the program where IPWA volunteers assist the USFS personnel in managing wilderness permits at the front desk of the office on Yarmouth. If interested in assisting, simply email to hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org
(posted 06-16-2017)

Make Up Training: Thursday June 22 via Phone
Making up training session: Thursday JUNE 22 phone call
We will hold a make up conference call session on this Thursday June 22 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Dial in number for the call is:
877 278 0437, code 4077563452#
(posted 06-16-2017)

Watanga and Stone Lake Fires are Permitted
Around Watanga and Stone Lakes fires are permitted. Legal fire rings should be left intact in these areas.
Fires in Watanga and Stone Lake area are legal if they are more than 100 feet from a trail, lake or a stream.
(posted 06-15-2017)

Summer Patrol Season has Started
Welcome all to the summer patrol season!
(posted 06-15-2017)

IPWA Training Pre-work
Please take this amazing and FREE on-line training, “The Wilderness Act of 1964”.

To take the course copy this link in your browser http://provalenslearning.com/courses/carhart-interagency-wilderness-training-the-wilderness-act-of-1964

Then, select “Add to Cart”. From there it’s just like buying a new backpack on-line, you “proceed to checkout” and do not need to provide any credit card information as it is free. ..you will need to create an account, the course will show up in “My courses”.

I urge everyone to please take this course as it will be an invaluable resource.

Jonathan Brooks - USDA Forest Service, Wilderness and Trails Program Manager
(posted 05-14-2017)

Links to Wilderness Forest Service Rules
Brainard Lake Recreation Area Rules
http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Content/IPWdownloads/BrainardLakeRecAreaBLRARules2017.pdf

Indian Peaks Rules
http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Content/IPWdownloads/IPWRules2017.pdf

James Peaks Rules
http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Content/IPWdownloads/JamesPeakRulesIPWA2017.pdf

Outside Wilderness Rules
http://ipwamember.azurewebsites.net/Content/IPWdownloads/USForest_outsideWilderness_Rules2017.pdf
(posted 05-14-2017)

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