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Roaring Fork Conservancy is the watershed action and education organization for the Roaring Fork Watershed that brings people together to protect our rivers. 

We focus on:  
Water Quantity  |  Water Quality  |  Riparian Habitat Protection

The Community's Voice Impacts the Future of Water:
Refined River Center Plan

Since its inception, Roaring Fork Conservancy has envisioned creating a River Center where the hidden elements of rivers and water are revealed. Like nature centers that sprang up in the 1960s and 1970s in response to people’s disconnect with the environment, the River Center will help people reconnect to their watershed and local rivers. By listening to the comments made by the community about what they wanted in a River Center, Roaring Fork Conservancy redefined and updated the architectural design in 2014. Read more

Roaring Fork Beer Co. Launches 1% for the Fork Program
Carbondale-based Roaring Fork Beer Company (RFBC) recently released its long-awaited seasonal Slaughterhouse Lager. RFBC is donating 1% of the revenue from sales of the Slaughterhouse Lager to Roaring Fork Conservancy to support protection of local rivers. The label on the can features the Roaring Fork Conservancy logo demonstrating the brewery’s commitment to the Roaring Fork Watershed and its rivers.

RFBC has named multiple beer offerings with rivers in mind. Slaughterhouse Lager is named after a prominent rapid on the Roaring Fork River near Aspen loved by boaters during high water. Their Freestone Extra Pale Ale also incorporates the local rivers into its name. A freestone river is one without a dam and the local Crystal River is one of a handful that has not yet been dammed. 

The craft Slaughterhouse Lager can be purchased throughout the summer and fall at RFBC’s tasting room in Carbondale and at local restaurants and liquor stores; see the complete list.

Lower Fryingpan River Didymo Study Update

Click here to learn more about the Lower Fryingpan River Comprehensive Study

2014 Wild Waters Photo Contest

We are celebrating the 50th birthday of the Wilderness Act. 34% of the Roaring Fork Watershed is Wilderness. Submit your river and stream photos from designated Wilderness areas within the
Roaring Fork Watershed. Our five Wilderness areas include: Maroon Bells -Snowmass, Hunter-Fryingpan, Collegiate Peaks, Holy Cross, and the Raggeds. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014. More info...



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