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La Plata Search and Rescue

La Plata County Search and Rescue

Durango's volunteer team for search and rescue operations, working in conjunction with the sheriff's office.

PO BOX 1885
Durango, CO 81302
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Our Mission

The mission of La Plata County Search and Rescue is to bring aid to those in need who are lost or injured in the backcountry. With a team of dedicated professionals who bring years of experience, we have the knowledge and the equipment to reach the most remote parts of La Plata County and assist local authorities in search and rescue situations.

How to Donate

La Plata County Search & Rescue is a non-profit organization that operates in conjunction with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Being a non-profit all of our funding comes from donations, grants, and our pancake breakfast during Snowdown.

Donations are always appreciated and can be sent to:

La Plata County Search & Rescue-P.O Box 1885, Durango, CO 81302

How To Get Involved

Becoming a member of the LPCSAR team is not a commitment taken lightly; we are a group of highly skilled individuals who coordinate to aid people lost or injured in the backcountry. In order to be considered for LPCSAR:

  • Fill out an application
  • Attend at least six monthly meetings per year
  • Attend at least two trainings a year, as a participant or instructor
  • Be currently certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Have a current hiking certificate (CORSAR Card) or hunting/fishing license
  • Pay $12 in annual dues

We welcome you to come to our monthly meetings and see if this may be a good opportunity for you. you. 


Buy One, Give One Campaign

We are proud to be nominated as the non-profit of choice by Durango Sports Chiropractic.

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