UCRWG Ramps Up Wildfire Restoration with CDPHE Watershed Grant

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UCRWG gives a hearty THANK YOU to our new project sponsors, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)


UCRWG staff member Becca Hofmeister and Project Scientist Tiffany Gatesman monitor water quality in the North Fork.

We are excited to announce that we’ll be rolling up our sleeves and getting to work this summer on some much-needed restoration projects along the North Fork!

Thanks to a generous CDPHE grant and the ongoing support of people like YOU, UCRWG will be helping to address the impacts of climate change and wildfire in this vital artery of the Colorado River. 

It was the hard work and dedication of UCRWG Vice President and Grand Lake resident Ken Fucik that secured the $190K grant to promote wildfire restoration along the North Fork of the Colorado River (NFCR). CDPHE identified UCRWG as a local, grassroots organization well-positioned to help local private and municipal stakeholders grapple with post-wildfire restoration. 

Working with Estella Moore and the CDPHE Nonpoint Source Pollution Management (NPS) Program, funding will be used to bolster ongoing UCRWG efforts in the NFCR watershed northwest of Grand Lake. Colorado’s NPS Program blends Federal and State regulations with industry Best Management Practices (BMPs) to meet cost-effective goals.  

UCRWG will be helping local stakeholders implement watershed-based BMPs, including:

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