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About US

Since 1996, Roaring Fork Conservancy has inspired people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed.  We bring people together to protect our rivers and work to keep water in our rivers, monitor water quality, and preserve riparian habitat.

As one of the largest watershed organizations in Colorado, Roaring Fork Conservancy serves residents and visitors throughout the Roaring Fork Valley through school and community-based Watershed Education programs and Watershed Science and Policy projects including regional watershed planning, water resource policy initiatives, stream management and restoration.

Roaring Fork Conservancy is an independent, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. 


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The Roaring Fork Watershed 

A watershed is an area of land where all the water flows to one place.


Major rivers in the watershed

  • Fryingpan River
  • Crystal River
  • Roaring Fork River


Roaring Fork Conservancy inspires people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed.

Roaring Fork Conservancy Highlights

1996 Founded

2000 Formed the Rivers Council to help raise support for Watershed Action and Watershed Education programs

2003 Co-founded Roaring Fork Watershed Collaborative, an ad-hoc committee of 50+ government agencies, non-profits, and citizens that proactively addresses water issues in the watershed

2007 Became lead consultant for Roaring Fork Watershed Plan process

2008 Authored a comprehensive 500-page State of the Watershed Report

2012 Published Roaring Fork Watershed Plan

2016 Published the Crystal River Management Plan, the 1st stream management plan in Colorado

2016 Taught our 100,000th student in our 20th year!

2017 Published our 1st children's book Dee Dee the Fryingpan River Dipper


Roaring Fork Conservancy HISTORICAL TIMELINE

Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290
EMAIL: info@roaringfork.org

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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