Our Riparian Work:

Non-native, invasive riparian species, such as tamarisk and Russian olive, severely impact the health of western Colorado's river system. These plants destroy habitat for fish and other riparian fauna. The Middle Colorado Watershed Council works hard on programs that re-establish and restore native habitat throughout our watershed.


ROR Progress

We are excited about to partner with the Tamarisk Coalition in the Restore Our Rives campaign, which will help fund local restoration efforts and connect our work to restoration efforts throughout the six-state wide Colorado River Basin.

If we raise $30,000 by March 2018, we'll received a $155,000 match from the Tamarisk Coalition! Thanks to all of our partners who have already donated!


The Riparian Restoration Action Plan outlines steps needed to manage invasive species removal and habitat restoration. This is a watershed-wide effort and we look to our stakeholders, board members, and committees to provide guidance and support with these efforts.

Colorado Headwaters Invasives Partnership created a Consolidated Species Management Plan for the headwaters for the Upper Colorado River. This plan guides us in our riparian restoration and invasive species management projects.