The signature meandering bends of the East River. Photo: Brett Henderson

In November the Upper Gunnison River Watershed Management Planning Committee applied to the Colorado Watershed Restoration Program (CWRP) for funding to support watershed management planning in our basin.  HCCA serves as a member of the committee that submitted a request for $175,000 to fund our project entitled, “Upper Gunnison Basin Watershed Assessment and Management Planning: Initial Steps for Ohio Creek, East River, and the Lake Fork Sub-basins”. Our request for funding was approved at the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s January meeting. In addition to the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District and High Country Conservation Advocates, project partners also include Trout Unlimited and the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy. This funding will help us initiate the watershed management planning process in the three identified local watersheds.