Preserving & Enhancing
the Mosquito Range
Whether resident or visitor, MRHI was
organized by and for those who are passionate about the beauty and
fragility of our Mosquito Range mountain resources.
Our mission: The Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative, through
cooperative efforts, seeks to conserve unique natural areas,
preserve historic & cultural sites, promote diverse recreation and
develop community business opportunities.
Our Continental Divide study area spans the Mosquito Range Mountains
north to south from Hoosier Pass to Weston Pass, and east to west
from the Middle Fork of the South Platte River to the Park County
Whether the issue involves access to 14ers (14,000+ foot mountains),
preserving sensitive wetlands, rebuilding a well-worn trail or
saving a historic mining structure, MRHI is there. These precious
resources are the reason we live here…and the incentive for
worldwide travelers to select this as their destination.
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI) is proud to host the 1st
Annual “Alma Mountain Film Festival,” April 29, 6:30 pm, Alma Town
All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided. Our
feature films are “Schools Out!” a Forest Kindergarten and When Dogs
Fly. We will also show several other short films.
Through the Wall- Tim Nackashi (5 minutes)
Abril and her 2 year old boy Julián are living undocumented in
America. Julián's father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor
traffic ticket and was deported back to Mexico, where he now lives.
In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross
difficult terrain to reach the border fence where they spend time
together through the wall.
When Dogs Fly- Dean Potter (18 minutes)
When Dogs Fly tracks Potter's inspiration to wingsuit BASE-jump with
his beloved mini cattle dog Whisper. With little goggles over her
eyes, a protective sleeve around her ears, and nestled beside her
master, Whisper becomes the first ever wingsuit flying dog.
The Shadow Campaign//The Warmth of Winter- DPS Skis Cinematic (6
The Cinematic dream has always been chasing deep storms, and 2015
delivered. Step into cold, relentless Hokkaido storms and old world
Alps exploration. There is no warmth like the warmth felt in winter.
“Schools Out!” a Forest Kindergarten- Bullfrog films (46 minutes)
There's no classroom for these kindergarteners! In Switzerland's
Langnau am Albis, a suburb of Zurich, children 4 to 7 years of age
go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the
weatherman says. This eye-opening film follows the forest
kindergarten through the seasons of one school year and looks into
the important question of what it is that children need at that age.
Important Places- Gnarly Bay (9 minutes)
The winter his father turned 70, filmmaker and photographer Forest
Woodward found a poem his father had written in 1986, the year
Woodward was born. The filmmaker decided to reunite his father, Doug
Woodward, with the Colorado River for a 28-day rafting trip through
the Grand Canyon in order to understand the man who’d written that
poem so many years ago.
The Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative is holding our annual
Photo Contest! We are seeking submissions of photographs taken
in the Mosquito Range (extending from Hoosier Pass to Weston
Pass and from Highways 9 and 285 to the ridgeline of the peaks).
Thirteen of the best photos will be chosen to create our 2017
fundraiser calendar. Winners receive a MRHI membership and a
Preference will be given to photos that promote our mission of
working to conserve unique natural areas, historic and cultural
sites, and to promote diverse recreation and community business
opportunities within the Mosquito Range.
Photographers are asked to submit their entries as digital
files. All digital files must be 10 MB or smaller, and must be
in JPEG or JPG format. Photos should be high resolution of at
least 300 DPI with dimensions of 12x12 inches. Typically this
requires an 8 megapixel or better camera. Please don’t downsize
files any more than necessary to meet the 10 MB file size. Be
aware that some email programs will downsize images
automatically. If you think you have a great photo that is less
than 300 DPI, we can attempt to interpolate and increase the
resolution. This may or may not produce a useable image so do
not rely on this method.
With your photo submission please include the title and location
of the photo, your name, address, and phone number.
Photo submissions may be emailed to email@example.com or a CD
may be mailed to: MRHI, PO Box 375, Alma CO 80420
Please submit your photos by April 30, 2016
Winners will be announced at the MRHI Annual Meeting on May 16,
Cost of submission is $5/photo, $10/3 photos or $25/10 photos.
Please make checks payable to MRHI with a notation that it is
for the photo contest.
No photos will be considered outside our study area of the
The photos needs to be in landscape mode
If a check is received for photos outside the study area, the
money will NOT be returned but instead be considered a donation.
If we do not receive the check by May 10, 2016, submitted photos
will not be considered.
By entering the contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable,
perpetual, nonexclusive license to MRHI, to reproduce,
distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries
(along with a name credit) in connection with the contest and
promotion of the contest, in any media now or hereafter known.
MRHI and Wildland Restoration Volunteers
pose for a moment at the Beaver Ridge Restoration Project Summer
2015. Our thanks to all for the dedicated effort.
MRHI’s 2016 Calendars are now available! Support your local nonprofit
and enjoy beautiful photos of the Mosquito Range all year long from
local photographers. Calendars are just $10 and available on our
website, at MRHI’s booth at Railroad Day,
the Moonwalk, and the Fairplay Holiday Bazaar, or at any of the
Alma Coffee House
Alma Town Hall
Coyote Creek Art Gallery
Fairplay Town Hall
High Alpine Sports
South Park Ranger District