Riparian & River Habitat Restoration

UWP is involved and has initiated a variety of projects to restore and protect riparian areas including fish and wildlife habitat along the Uncompahgre River and throughout the upper watershed. Current activities include maintaining plants and picking up litter and debris in riparian areas, monitoring water quality monthly, offering river and watershed ecology education, and providing scientific and community stakeholder input for stormwater, stream and public land management planning.

Current Restoration Projects:

Participation in the Town of Ridgway’s Uncompahgre River Assessment

Rollans Park Adopt-A-Park Annual Cleanup- along Uncompahgre River in Ridgway, annually in May or June

Love Your Gorge- annual volunteer day in collaboration with the Ouray Ice Park on the third Saturday of September at the Uncompahgre River Gorge

Unc River Cleanup at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, annually in October in collaboration with Colorado Parks & Wildlife in Ridgway State Park: See information for 2021

Billy Creek Fish Habitat Restoration

Past Restoration Projects:

Billy Creek & Cow Creek tire cleanup 2016

June 2018 Arizona Youth Service Project– Ridgway