Become a Sustaining Member of YVSC:

Choose from the following Individual/Family Membership options below, each of which are associated with sustainability-related Member benefits. *You can opt out of these benefits if you wish.

Elk River Valley Member


Member benefits: A set of five Special Edition Yampa Valley Wildlife Notecards created by local Steamboat Springs artist, Jill Bergman, for YVSC Members

Emerald Mountain Member


Member benefits: The above choice, plus choose between a YVSC buff or hat

Bears Ears Member


Member benefits: The above, plus choose between a YVSC shirt (Ohana-printed long or short-sleeved) or a tote bag.

Mount Zirkel Member


Member benefits: Four items from above and special invitations to speaker events and Member Connects discussions with YVSC staff

Flat Top Mountain Member


Member benefits: Four items from above, special invitations to speaker events and Member Connects discussions with YVSC staff, and plus-one dinner at Elkstone Farm with YVSC.

Testimonials from our Members

“My husband and I are long-time supporters of Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC). For years, the organization has been providing vital recycling information and opportunities in our community. Currently, YVSC has taken the lead in addressing climate change and promoting the actions we can take locally to fight climate change NOW.”

Arianthe Stettner

“I am a YVSC sustaining donor because I believe it is crucial to support community organizations backed by science and collaboration that can move us forward in addressing climate change at this critical time.”

Carolina Manriquez

“ Participating as volunteers in the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s reforestation project helped give us a better understanding of the massive effort needed to replace devastated forests following periods of wildfire activity. YVSC’s important work with the Forest Service is a perfect example of collaboration within the community and we encourage others to join the effort!”

Rob and Ellen Race

“My internship with Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) was an amazing opportunity. My time with the organization was fulfilling, engaging, and rewarding and allowed me to truly make a difference in the community. I definitely will be applying again next summer.”

Sidney Barbier

Align with our mission and our work.
Support something you believe in.
Be a part of what we do.

Why invest in sustainability now?


Co-create the resilient and sustainable Yampa Valley we value and need.


The effects of climate change are known in the Yampa Valley. Take climate action with us.


Water equity, energy justice and inclusion take all of us working together. Join us.

Guided by research and in the service of the community, YVSC develops and promotes actions that sustain our valley’s rich natural and cultural heritage and foster resilience moving forward.

Our mission at YVSC is to serve as a resource and catalyst in building a sustainable Yampa Valley community.

When you invest in YVSC you are investing in programs, partnerships and education that advance learning, community-building and action. 

Your support enables us to continue building momentum and take action essential to success and action in our Priority Areas: Resilient Land and Water, Energy and Transportation; Waste; Advocacy for Action; and Community Education and Engagement. 

As a resourceful, science-based and action-oriented organization we put your support to work where it is impactful, meaningful and lasting.

In addition to supporting YVSC’s mission and work on the ground, Members receive:

  • For gifts of $25 or more, receive a choice of a YVSC tote, Jill Bergman-printed riparian notecards or a YVSC buff. Your benefits can be picked up at the YVSC office or can be mailed to you upon request (send email to
  • Access to educational and program-specific events 
  • A powerful voice in the effort to advance sustainability in the Yampa Valley.
  • Special offers

Optional — Contributing members of $250 or more receive recognition in our annual Impact Report.

Yes, please mail your check to:

PO Box 881461
Steamboat Springs, CO 80488

Please write YVSC Membership in the memo line.

Yes, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Your receipt – which you’ll receive upon donation — will indicate the amount of your gift that is tax deductible.