"We recognize that water is a scarce and valuable resource in the West, and it takes stewardship to manage that resource effectively."
Chris Treese, External Affairs Manager, Colorado River District Office, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Contacts - Western Colorado
The Sonoran Institute works to support balanced community-based conservation efforts that enhance and maintain Western Colorado’s valuable landscapes for the multiple benefits they provide. Currently, we provide assistance to the Middle Colorado River Watershed Partnership in developing a unified voice working toward the health of the Colorado River.
Middle Colorado River Watershed Partnership
The waters of the Colorado River are valued for the many services they provide: irrigation that sustains working farms and ranches, habitat for a diversity of plants and animals, world-class recreational opportunities and so much more. Stakeholder groups associated with these varied interests all play an active and important role in working to shape the use and flows of the Middle Colorado, and their participation in regional watershed issues should be expected to continue. As growth and change continues to occur in this region, developing a forum for these voices to come together and work in partnership towards common goals becomes increasingly important.
The Middle Colorado River Watershed Partnership (MCRWP) formed in September of 2009 as a collaboration of interested organizations and individuals to promote conservation and stewardship of the Middle Colorado River watershed, which encompasses the stretch of the Colorado River between Glenwood Canyon and DeBeque Canyon and its tributaries.
To learn more about the Middle Colorado River Watershed Partnership, click here.