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Roaring Fork Conservancy and local partners launch drought resiliency project

Farmers and ranchers in the Roaring Fork Valley are coping with the effects of prolonged drought. Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) recognizes the value and complexities of local agriculture. To this end, RFC is partnering with several producers, Lotic Hydrological consulting, and Pitkin County Open Space to explore opportunities of enhancing the resilience of ranching operations in the Roaring Fork Valley in times of water shortage. The project team is interested in identifying means for mitigating against the impacts of drought on productivity in mid- to high-elevation grass pastures and hay fields—the dominant agricultural land use in the Roaring Fork Valley. The study will work to identify field-scale treatments that can be used to minimize (or eliminate) reductions in crop yields and forage quality that are expected in times of limited water supply.

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Roaring Fork Conservancy honored with a 2023 Award for Excellence in Environmental Education

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) awarded Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Watershed PenPal Program with a 2023 Innovative Environmental Education Program Award. Recipients of the 2023 Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education were recognized on Friday, September 29, 2023 at CSU Spur in Denver as part of CAEE’s Annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference. 

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Weekly Snowpack and River Report

February 22, 2024 - 

Summary: 

Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 99% of normal for this time of year. Rivers across the watershed are flowing near average for this time of year (82-110% of normal) with the exception of the Roaring Fork River in Aspen which is flowing half of what is normal for this time of year. Meanwhile, with releases out of Ruedi Reservoir increasing to 100 cfs last week, February flows on the lower Fryingpan River are the highest they have been since 2015. Reservoir managers increased releases to make room for spring snowmelt.

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