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DRRP Annual Report

August 25th, 2020
The Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) recently released its 2019 Annual Report!
 
 
Within the Report, you'll find the ecological, social, economic, and management goals achieved in 2019; partner and volunteer highlights, and additional efforts that took place to improve the ecosystem of the Dolores River.
 
Here are some highlights:
  • 295 acres of tamarisk re-sprouts were treated
  • 198 acres of secondary weeds (e.g. Russian knapweed, hoary cress) were treated
  • 31 acres of tamarisk stands were removed
  • 10 acres were revegetated with native grasses, shrubs, and trees.
  • 63 volunteers were engaged
  • $683,949 was invested in local economies
 
Plus, several milestones were reached:
  • Southwest Conservation Corps crews horse-packed into the Dolores River Canyon Wilderness Study Area to remove tamarisk as a pilot project to treat more remote areas.
  • The partnership treated a record number of tamarisk re-sprouts this year, ensuring that past work is maintained.
  • The first landowner workshop in many years was held in Naturita.
  • A contractor completed the first phases of a Dolores River Hydrology study to better quantify hydrologic changes in different reaches of the river
Thank you to all the partners and donors of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership for making this work possible!
 
RiversEdge West is one of the co-leaders of the DRRP - learn more here.
 
 

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