Upcoming Events

 Join Yampatika and Colorado Natural Heritage Program for a fun filled family friendly and FREE event about BATS!



2nd Annual Fall Fest at Legacy Ranch

Saturday, September 30

Noon – 3:00 pm

Parking is at the USFS Offices (925 Weiss Dr.) and a shuttle will bring people to Legacy Ranch(35435 Hwy 40.) There is NO PARKING at Legacy Ranch. You may also bike or walk out there!
This event is outside! Dress for the weather! Rain, Snow or Sun!

This year’s event sponsor is Alpine Bank

Shuttles provided by Moving Mountains!
Partner Organizations


  Yampatika 25th Anniversary Celebration!
 Yampatika will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Monday, September 25th at the Chief Theater.  Doors open for the event at 5:30 pm with the program starting at 6:00 pm.

Tickets are only $10 and may be purchased here!  

This will be an opportunity for folks to celebrate Yampatika’s past, learn about what is currently happening and hear about its vision for the future. This is also a fundraiser for Yampatika. You will be asked to consider making a contribution. There is no minimum or maximum gift requested. It will be up to Yampatika to inspire you to want to give.  More than anything, we want you to help Yampatika celebrate its 25th Anniversary and learn more about what we are doing!
Cake will be served after the program. There will be a cash bar. We will also be giving away door prizes during the event! Yampatika memorabilia will also be on display!





6th Annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival

 Aug. 31 – Sept 3 

The Greater Sandhill Crane is an iconic species of the Yampa Valley. In late summer and early fall, hundreds of cranes from the Rocky Mountain flock join the local birds to rest and feed before continuing their journey south. Join us at this special event and witness one of the world’s great wildlife migrations!



17th Annual Wild Edible Feast – Nature to Table!

A Huge Success!!  

More than 110 people attended this year’s Wild Edible Feast at Haymaker Golf Course. This year’s event featured a different format for serving food that included more than five different food stations where attendees could pick and choose which food to try in whatever order they wanted. Highlights from the menu included bear chili, a pasta station with two different sauces and a cheese station from Moonhill Dairy.

In addition to being one of the largest attended events in its 17 year history, more than $5,900 was raised from the silent auction. Overall, the event netted more than $14,300 for Yampatika environmental education programs.

A special thank you to the Wild Edible Feast committee led by Leslie Steen, all our auction donors, protein donors and all the volunteers who helped collect wild edibles for the event. A big thank you also to all the staff at Haymaker Golf Course and Chef Ariel and his team for some truly tasty dishes! Lastly, this event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors for this year’s event, Title Sponsor Yampa Valley Bank and Bronze Sponsor Wild Plum!