Roaring Fork Conservancy Breaks Ground on River Center

Monday, June 26, 2017 marked the start of construction on Roaring Fork Conservancy’s River Center, located in downtown Basalt. The River Center will provide a central location to engage the community in the valley’s rivers.


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2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all the photographers who participated in Roaring Fork Conservancy's 11th Annual Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest. Results are in, so check out the winners and their beautiful work!
View all the winning photographs here. 

A special thank you to Dale Armstrong, Robin Henry, and David Hiser for judging the photographs, and everyone who voted for the People’s Choice.


Roaring Fork Conservancy also thanks Glenwood Springs Hot Springs for sponsoring prizes for the Photo Contest.  


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Roaring Fork Conservancy Releases Crystal River Management Plan

The Plan offers feasible and effective water management alternatives for improving ecological health of the Crystal River recognizing the competing demands for water to sustain agricultural and municipal needs as well as other environmental and recreational values in the community.  

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Crystal River Valley Visitor's Guide Now Available

Roaring Fork Conservancy and the Ruedi Water and Power Authority announce the completion and distribution of a new Visitor’s Guide to the Crystal River Valley which is now in stock and available at no charge at various locations around the Roaring Fork Valley.  

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2015 Grizzly Reservoir Report: Water & Soil Sample Results

City of Aspen personnel were able to mobilize on short notice and collect a limited number of samples at several locations, after the water and sediment pulse came from the flushing of Grizzly Reservoir, down the Roaring Fork River on August 10, 2015.  Lab analysis shows...

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Fryingpan Fishing Brings $3.8 Million Annually to Local Economy

What is the local economic impact of fishing on the Fryingpan River? RFC partnered with CSU to analyze the direct and spin-off economic activity created from recreational fishing on the Lower Fryingpan River and Ruedi Reservoir.

The study revealed some of the following: 

  • The economic impact of fishing on the Lower Fryingpan River is $3.8 million annually.
  • The combined impact of recreational fishing on both the Lower Fryingpan River and Ruedi Reservoir is nearly $4 million dollars.
  • Total angling expenditures for the year on the Lower Fryingpan River were $3.3 million, with almost half of the expenditures coming in June, July, and August.
  • Recreational fishing on the Lower Fryingpan River contributes 38.3 jobs to the region. 


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RFC to receive 'Sweet Support' from Aspen Kitchen this month!

The Aspen Kitchen selected Roaring Fork Conservancy as their Sweet Support recipient for the month of August! A portion of proceeds from dessert sales will be donated to Roaring Fork Conservancy! 

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What's NEW with the River Center

Learn more about the future Roaring Fork Conservancy River Center!

Please join us for light refreshments and a brief presentation to learn more about what's going up at 22800 Two Rivers Road.

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Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

200 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 120, Basalt, CO 81621

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