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Forage Establishment, Renovation & Management Demonstration Plot Open House

10 am - 2 pm

Join us for a self-guided tour of our grass & forage demonstration project at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss.

Open House participants will be able to:

  • Demo rangeland monitoring apps that help users interpret soil and plant signs in landscapes in order to make better management decisions

  • Observe a soil texturing demonstration that landowners can use to assess their own soils

Fall Field Trip/Campout — St. David Cienega, Murray Springs, and the San Pedro River

  • Visit an ancient cienega with megafaunal remains, and learn how groundwater recharge has restored spring flow.
  • See the rare Huachuca water-umbel and hear about San Pedro water quality.
  • Visit a modern cienega with one of the experts on San Pedro River flora.
  • Learn about the beaver re-introduction on the San Pedro.
  • Bird and camp along one of the most beautiful and interesting private properties along the river, Gray Hawk Ranch.

Our Front Porch - A Tour of Wildfire in the Grand Valley

Cheatgrass Treatment Workshop (Free)

Cheatgrass is an annual invasive grass, and its range is expanding in the Gunnison Basin. This plant increases wildfire frequency, reduces forage for livestock and big game, and reduces the quality of wildlife habitat. If you want to learn how to control this plant on your land, please join us for a FREE informational workshop on cheatgrass ecology and management!
Topics will include:
  • Cheatgrass identification
  • Impacts of grazing on cheatgrass

Gunnison-Dolores Watershed Annual Meeting and Tour

9:00 AM—4:00 PM
(Complimentary Lunch and Tour)

Tom Alvey, Gunnison Round Table Member, Colorado River Water Conservation Board Member, President of Rogers Mesa Fruit Co. Inc.

• 300 Acre Wildlife Project
• 100 Acre Orchard with Advanced Monitoring System


River Ranger Rendezvous

When:  August 6th - 8th, 2019
Where: Colorado/Utah on the Colorado River (Ruby/Horsethief and Westwater Canyons)

Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes


October 9-11, 2019.   $1100

This workshop, hosted by Utah State University's Watershed Sciences Department and Restoration Consortium, will bring together partners interested in low-tech alternatives for restoring streams and associated riparian and mesic habitats to benefit wildlife and working lands. Participation is open to everyone.


Denver Watershed Tour

Join Denver’s Public Works and Denver Water on a two-day tour of Denver’s watershed to explore how water moves from source to faucet and storm drain. The Denver Watershed Tour is designed for classroom and informal educators to learn more about how water gets to and moves through our communities.


Throughout the tour, participants will engage in interdisciplinary activities to bring back to the classroom.

  • WHEN: 8 a.m., Aug. 6 through 6 p.m., Aug. 7.

Springs Inventory and Assessment Workshop

The Springs Stewardship Institue, in collaboration with the United States Forest Service and with funding from the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative, will be hosting a special two day Springs Inventory and Assessment workshop. This workshop will focus on the US Forest Service GDE protocol, but also include an overview of other protocols that are widely in use. A session on data management at Springs Online ( that now supports the GDE Level I protocol will also be presented. 

Restoration Workshop

A restoration workshop that focused on Front Range flood-affected communities
RiversEdge West and the Cross-Watershed Network, in collaboration with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, hosted a restoration workshop in Ft. Collins on Thursday, June 20th.
Presentations provided:


    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

    Western State Colorado University 600 Adams Street
    Gunnison, CO
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

    Interested in floating the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wildlife habitat in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? Join staff from Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and...
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Organizer: Colorado Native Plant Society

    Cedaredge, CO

    On July 1st, Dr. Stephen Stern will lead a wildflower walk at the Grand Mesa...

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Organizer: Roaring Fork Conservancy

    Aspen, CO
    In celebration of Colorado's new rainwater collection law, the City of Aspen and RFC are hosting Aspen's first rain barrel workshop!
      Participants will learn how to:

    navigate Colorado's Water...

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Organizer: Tamarisk Coalition and Cross-Watershed Network

    Fort Lewis College
    1000 Rim Drive
    Duragno, CO
    Brought to you by the Tamarisk Coalition, this workshop will equip river restoration enthusiasts with tips and tricks for better managing riparian areas in the Four Corners area.
    The Basics: Check-...
    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Organizer: Rim to Rim Restoration

    Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center

    Join Rim to Rim Restoration for  Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st at Mayberry Plant Propagation Center.  Enjoy light refreshments, a self-guided tour, check out our new projects or just fly a...

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Organizer: Water Education Colorado, Poudre Heritage Alliance, and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed

    Fort Collins, CO

    Colorado's waterways play an important role in our communities. They provide ecosystem benefits, habitat for fish/wildlife, and water for recreation, agriculture, industry and personal use. Join...

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Organizer: Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership

    Rollans Park 257 Sherman St.
    Ridgway, CO 81432
    Bring out your Kayak, Canoe, Tube or SUP for the 2018 Ridgway RiverFest
    Everyone who comes to the Ridgway RiverFest has a chance to get WET and enjoy the river. You can wade in the eddy and along...


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    mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.