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Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) Mobile Application

How to Measure Resource Impacts From Our Favorite Outdoor Pursuits

The Colorado Mountain Club’s Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile app will allow trail users, volunteers, and staff to gather data on trails, signage, camping, visitor use, and more.

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March 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Outline

    Gather data on trails, signage, camping, visitor use, and more using the RIMS mobile app ( This innovative tool empowers recreation users, volunteers, and staff to collect detailed field reports with geolocated assessments, photos, and objective metrics. The data is optimized for land managers, stewardship groups and outdoor recreation professionals. Customized dashboards and ArcGIS integration help user groups and agencies process data, identify priority issues, and efficiently deploy resources.

    The RIMS app was developed by the Colorado Mountain Club to support trail maintenance reporting and has expanded to include visitor use monitoring, conflict reporting and more, not just in Colorado but across the country. This webinar will show how the free mobile app works and how new groups can get involved in the program.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review and understand the features and data collection tools in the RIMS mobile app.
    • Demonstrate the data analytics, dashboards, and ArcGIS integration capabilities of the RIMS program.
    • Discuss practical application of the RIMS program for trail maintenance, wilderness monitoring and more.


    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

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    Kendall Chastain, Conservation Coordinator, Colorado Mountain Club
    Fairplay, Colorado

    Kendall joined Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) in 2021 as the Conservation Coordinator and is helping manage the trail crew program as well as engage volunteers and project partners to grow the CMC RIMS (Recreation Impact Monitoring System) program. Kendall’s furthered her goal of protecting and enhancing our shared natural resources through conservation practices, planning, and advocacy by pursuing a Master in Environmental Management degree from Western Colorado University. Kendall worked seasonal positions on a youth conservation corps, a trail crew, and as a park ranger with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for six years. She made the transition to the nonprofit world as the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado in early 2020 before joining the CMC.


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