Projects & Monitoring


The Desert Rivers Collaborative is currently undertaking a number of restoration projects along the Colorado River and tributaries in the Grand Valley; click on the project titles below to learn more about each site.
Recently, RiversEdge West, with the help of numerous partners, cataloged tamarisk and Russian olive removal and riparian restoration projects that have been undertaken in the Grand Valley since the late 1990s. This interactive map provides an overview of those projects and denotes where future projects (both funded and unfunded) are planned. Zoom in and click on locations to learn more about each site. Please note that many sites denoted as treated may require additional follow-up work, including secondary weed spraying or revegetation. 

Vegetation Monitoring

In order to ensure that restoration activities are achieving project goals, DRC participants complete vegetation monitoring of their project sites. The protocols utilized by many project partners can be found at the Resource Center. Information garnered from yearly monitoring helps to guide annual treatments, including secondary weed treatment or active revegetation.
If you have any questions about undertaking monitoring for your projects, don't hesitate to contact RiversEdge West for assistance. 

RiversEdge West's

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



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