Naturalist Education Series

When we all do our part, we keep forest healthy, protect our parks, keep wildlife strong and ensure everyone is welcomed to enjoy these remarkable places together. The naturalist series is in partnership with the Salida Regional Library.
March 7, March 21 and May 23 (registration for May will open in April).

Environmental Book Club

Join us on March 21 for our first GARNA Environmental Book Club of the year. Grab your copy of Crossings, and join GARNA and Ben for a discussion at Tres Litros.

Mountainfilm on Tour

We’re looking forward to bringing back Mountainfilm on Tour on March 28 at the Salida Steamplant

This year’s film theme is “Big Green World,” 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

Join a Volunteer Interpreter for a fun, free on-mountain educational tour at Monarch Mountain on select Fridays at 11am. Learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, the ski area-USFS partnership, forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, and more.

Summer Nature Camp

GARNA’s summer Nature Camp is coming soon! Registration will begin in March for our week-long programs in June and July. Those with GARNA Family Memberships get priority registration!

Chaffee County Recycling Guide

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

Thanks to our Sponsors

Sponsors of the Annual Gala provide not just support for the event, but our programming throughout the year. Consider joining GARNA as a sustaining business sponsor! 

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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