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Dolores Triangle

October 16 - October 18

The Land

Near to the border of Colorado and Utah, relative to the confluence of the Dolores and Colorado Rivers, and in one of the more remote reaches of BLM land under purview of the BLM’s Canyon Country District Office, the Dolores Triangle is home to a variety of protected species of flora and fauna. These lands interface with the Westwater Canyon wilderness study area providing access to the black rim high above the canyon. They are also a hotbed for non permitted off-road vehicle travel.

The Work

Our work will focus on travel management and resource protection in the Dolores Triangle. The specifics of the work will be determined by fieldwork conducted when river levels drop low enough to allow passage into the region.

Volunteers Needed: (8)
Project Lead: Ellie Swanson
Contact: ellie@suwa.org


A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.

  • Wed Oct 16 – Fri Oct 18

Project Rating 

Level 2 – Our most common trip incorporates mid- to heavy-lifting, work in remote landscapes at varying elevations, an increased diversity of tool use, and an emphasis on physical fitness and hiking competency.

Camping & Meals

Specific location of camping site(s) will be provided in the Welcome Letter sent to registered volunteers.

SUWA provides select meals, snacks and drinks during the project. Volunteers are responsible for all additional meals not specified in the Welcome Letter during their stay.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Participants are responsible for their own food, water and camping gear as well as transportation to and from the project site(s). Volunteers should plan to be away from camp all day each of the work days. A recommended pack list will be sent along with the project Welcome Letter  (4) weeks prior to the start date.

Registration & Acceptance Timeline

A 2024 General Volunteer Application is required for this project. 

  • When we have received your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within (5) working days of submission.
  • In order to ensure participation by the most diverse applicants, we log all applications until (8) weeks prior to the project. At this point, you will first receive a call from our stewardship team to further discuss the project.
  • Following this call, you will receive an e-mail confirming whether you have been placed on the “project roster” or a “waiting list.”
  • If you are selected for the project roster, you will then complete a Volunteer Agreement.
  • Individuals on the Waitlist List will be contacted if space opens due to cancellation within (2) weeks of the project start date.
  • At (4) weeks before the project start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive a Welcome Letter, with a comprehensive itinerary, including: driving instructions, a Project Map for mobile devices (when applicable), a notification about carpools and/or caravans, and any additional information pertinent to the project.
  • Within (2) weeks of the project you will receive a direct call from our stewardship coordinator to answer any additional questions you may have.

If you have any questions at any point throughout the process, please do not hesitate to contact us here or by calling  (435) 259-9151.



October 16
October 18
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