Upper Colorado River Watershed Group

Established in 2016, the Upper Colorado River Watershed Group (UCRWG) promotes awareness, conservation, and appreciation of the lands and streams that compose the headwaters of the Colorado River through science, education, and outreach.
Serving the local community in Grand County, Colorado and striving to connect with water users in the Front Range metro area, UCRWG is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit working to protect water quality and preserve ecosystem functioning in the Upper Colorado River basin by establishing a regional watershed management plan based on rigorous scientific data and community participation. Our programs include stream corridor and forest health restoration projects; guided educational hikes and citizen science initiatives; and community outreach and education.  
UCRWG actively works to provide a neutral forum for the diverse stakeholder groups of the Colorado River to identify shared values and goals while preserving the health and beauty of the watershed we all love. 

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Grand Lake by canoe

Join us on our journey to protect and restore the headwaters of the Colorado River. As a small nonprofit, we rely on the generosity and dedication of our local community to keep us moving forward.



November 1, 2020 in Community, UCRWG Updates

Fall Newsletter: Reflecting on the East Troublesome Fire

The UCRWG Board of Directors extends its heartfelt condolences to all those in our Grand County community affected by the East Troublesome Fire.  We were all impacted by the suddenness…

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October 17, 2020 in Watershed Snapshot

October Watershed Snapshot: Low flows, low temperatures

October Watershed Snapshot Flows were low across the Upper Colorado River watershed throughout October, as the summer drought stretched into fall. Luckily, cooler weather from the season change kept water…

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September 21, 2020 in Watershed Snapshot

September Watershed Snapshot: Fall Fishin’

  From mid August to September, we saw temperatures begin to cool as fall begins. The Fraser River near Tabernash only had one day where water temperature was in excess…

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