Dolores River Film Project

Thanks to generous funding from Patagonia, we are pleased to announce the Dolores River Film project.  Dedicated river filmmakers Rig to Flip will be researching and filming the Dolores River over the next year to tell the complex story of “The River of Sorrows.”  Please join us on Friday, January 16th at the Dolores Community Center at the 2nd Annual Permit Party to meet the filmmakers, hear more about the project, and to see Rig to Flip’s recent release about Warm Spring Rapid on the Yampa River.

Slick Rock Stream Gage

Thanks to a diverse partnership of groups and agencies, we were able to secure full funding for the Slick Rock stream gage for 2014.  The following partners are contributing funds this year to keep this important gage going for the multiple of uses is serves:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Dolores River Boating Advocates
  • Dolores Water Conservancy District
  • Greater Dolores Action
  • San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Southwest Water Conservation District

And thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey for the maintenance and operations of the gage, and for relaying the info on the website.

Stewardship and Restoration

We are actively involved with the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, and are looking forward to some exciting projects in 2014 in the Dolores River Wilderness Study Area (WSA), in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  Please contact us to participate!

Upper Dolores River Access

Ask and you shall receive!  Due to popular demand, and thanks to Tom Rice, Rec Planner with the USFS, the West Fork put-in on the Upper Dolores River has been improved, and is ready to launch for the 2015 season!  Tom has also been helping us work on a new site on the main stem of the Upper Dolores River.  Stay tuned for details.  And please let us know if you have ideas or property that may be suitable for this worthy cause!

River Watch

We have a River Watch water quality monitoring site at Bradfield Bridge on the Dolores River which we monitor monthly.  We also send volunteers to River Watch to learn how to monitor water quality.  Please let us know if you are interested in becoming a River Watch volunteer on the Dolores River!

Leave No Trace

We offer special “Leave No Trace” workshops and programs oriented towards responsible river use.  Please let us know if you would like to us to host a workshop for you in the classroom or on the river.

Youth Programs

We are currently developing a Future Stewards of the River program.  Please stay tuned for more details!