Join the Team!

GARNA is hiring a dynamic Operations and Develoment Manager to implement the vision and organizational strategy and oversee the day-to-day operations. The position is full-time and based in Salida, CO.

Mountainfilm on Tour

Saturday March 11

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will visit Salida at the Steamplant Event Center on March 11 at 7pm with films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. 

Ski with a Naturalist

Every other Friday at Monarch Mountain, join GARNA and the Forest Service to learn more about the public lands you’re enjoying by attending a free Ski Naturalist Tour. All abilities are welcome. A ski pass or ticket is required. 
Every other week, January 6 – March 17

GARNA Photo Products

The GARNA Annual Photo Contest Fun-raiser has come to a close, but there is still time to check out the photos and take them home!  Check out  the 2023 GARNA calendar, photo notecard collections, and more featuring staff and judges’ top picks.

Chaffee County Recycling Guide

The most updated information about how to reuse and recycle in Chaffee County, Colorado.

GARNA Gala Thanks!

Thanks to our sponsors, silent auction donors, and of course our attendees for a successful Gala! We had a blast dancing on the beach with you all.

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

Friends of Public Lands

GARNA collaborates with public land agency partners to leave a legacy of responsible use of our natural environment.

Environmental Education

GARNA inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences through youth programming and environmental-focused clubs.


GARNA takes action to develop a plan for a systems approach to countywide Solid Materials Management solutions in the areas of zero waste, renewable energy, & overall environmental health. Photo by Brian McCabe.

Creating a community that is educated about place.

photo by: John McCarthy

photo by: Andrea Wilkerson 

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