Restoring the Dolores River
The Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) is a collaboration of local, state, and federal agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations, landowners, foundations, and citizen volunteers that share a common set of goals and principles for restoring the riparian habitat of the Dolores River.
Created in 2009, the DRRP is working on nearly 200 miles of the Dolores River across two states to shift the riparian corridor towards a more self-sustaining, diverse, and resilient trajectory. RiversEdge West co-leads the DRRP alongside the Southwest Conservation Corps.
This network of individuals, organizations, and agencies represents a broad and continuously growing collaborative partnership. Trust and good working relationships tie the collaboration together and provide the foundation in which we work. This work includes restoring the riparian habitat on the Dolores River to a more naturally functioning state, in addition to educating the public, conducting monitoring and scientific research, and adapting management efforts based on new information, lessons learned, and emerging challenges.