Watershed Information

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership acts as an information resource, provides educational programs and advises various groups and projects on watershed data and science. The following are current activities.

  • Education in classrooms, field trips and events for students of the Montrose, Ouray and Ridgway schools
    • Ridgway Elementary School third grade class watershed science lessons and field trips
    • 4th Grade Natural Resource Festival in Montrose
  • Meetings and tours to promote awareness of watershed issues and conditions
    • annual snowshoe tour into Red Mountain Mining District
    • Idarado Mine cleanup updates
  • Organization of the annual Ridgway RiverFest (last weekend of June) 
  • Collaboration with nearby watershed groups to organize the annual San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference
  • Information sharing and advising with various community groups and government agencies 
    • Ouray County Stream Management Planning Steering Committee
    • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s TDML (Total Daily Metals Loading) Update
    • Outdoor Alliance Vision Statement on the GMUG Plan Update
  • Publication of watershed information 
    • Uncompahgre Watershed Plan 
    • Ouray County Watershed Guide (to be released in late 2019)