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Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS)


Data Collection & Analysis Tools for Better Land Management Planning & Stewardship


Volunteers can help land managers collect important data on trails, campsites and visitor use through CMC's new RIMS Mobile Application. You can report trail maintenance needs, inventory campsites, track visitor use, and more. That data goes directly to land managers to they can prioritize hot spots and deploy crews to work on trail issues.

DOWNLOAD THE APP: Search CMC RIMS in the Google Play or Apple App Store

TAKE THE TRAINING: Learn about app features and how we use the RIMS data in less than 20 minutes


Online Training

RIMS Online Training Video

Take the Quiz

Take the Quiz

Download the App

Download the App

Download for Apple

Download for Android

About RIMS

About RIMS App

Info for Land ManagersInfo for Land Managers

App Updates and FactsApp Updates & News


About the App


The CMC RIMS program was launched in 2019 to help land manager collect and utilized crowdsourced data to better understand and address critical issues related to recreation and natural resources.  The RIMS Mobile App is the data collection tool which includes GPS point data, detailed surveys, photos, editing and sharing features, and offline functionality.  Users can complete an online training in just 20 minutes to get access to the full monitoring capabilities in the app:

  • Report trail maintenance needs like downed trees, erosion issues & structure damage
  • Inventory campsites to document fire rings, tree damage and trash
  • Track visitor use to understand user types and seasonal trends




1) Watch the Online Training Video

2)  Take the Quiz 

3) Download the App by searching "CMC RIMS" in the Google Play or Apple App Store

4) Monitor while you're out or sign up for a volunteer assignment HERE


Info for Land Managers


Data is available for land managers to help streamline maintenance and plan for future impacts through our custom CMC RIMS analytics tools & dashboards.  Download the RIMS Fact Sheet Here


Webviewer - App data is available in a map-based online viewer



Customized Dashboards - Data Analytics, Charts, Graphs, Maps & Automated Email Reports




ArcGIS Online Data Feed - Direct-import RIMS data to your AGOL account

The CMC RIMS Mobile App gives volunteers and land managers new tools to collect and analyze data on public lands. Check out our map of sample RIMS data with interactive layers to get a sense for what you can do with an ArcGIS Online Data Feed


View the Map in Full Screen Here

Contact us for more information about Dashboards & Data Services


Sample Reports

  • South Crestone Trail, Rio Grande National Forest.  CMC completed a RIMS inventory in summer 2020 and used the data to create this report and secure grant money for 4 weeks of crew work to complete trail maintenance on priority issues.  Check out this map of the data!
  • Fossil Ridge Wilderness Character Monitoring, Gunnison National Forest. CMC's Wilderness Trail Steward spent summer 2021 completing campsite inventories using the RIMS Mobile App in the Fossil Ridge Wilderness. Read more about the project in this blog post!


RIMS Awards & Press Coverage


CMC RIMS was selected for the Public Land's Alliance Innovative Product of the Year Award! Check out our acceptance video:



May 12, 2020 Press Release: Make and Impact on Colorado Public Lands Day with RIMS


Special Thanks to our Partners & Funders for RIMS


CANA Foundation TItus Adventure Company Colorado Parks & Wildlife ReconInsight Clif Family Foundation
CANA Advisors Titus Adventure Company Colorado Parks & Wildlife Logo ReconInsight Logo




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