About UWP


The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP) was created in spring, 2007, when regional groups and concerned citizens applied for a watershed-planning grant. In 2013, UWP became a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to understanding, restoring and protecting land and natural resources within the Uncompahgre Watershed. UWP’s projects are completed though partnerships with a grassroots coalition of citizens, nonprofits, local and regional governments, and federal and state agencies


The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership exists to help protect the natural, scenic, and economic values of the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed.  The Partnership works to inform and engage all stakeholders and solicits input from diverse interests to ensure collaborative restoration efforts in the watershed.


Goal 1) Monitor and improve water quality

Goal 2) Improve and maintain riverine ecosystem function

Goal 3) Improve seasonal low flows and water supply

Goal 4) Promote awareness of watershed science and conditions to diverse stakeholders and the general public

Goal 5) Provide scientific guidance for and support sustainable recreation opportunities

UWP 2021-2023 Strategic Plan