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Welcome, Stay Healthy!

We're respecting shelter-in-place guidelines but always happy to learn about your new and on-going projects.  Do send us an e-mail, text, or call -- we'll try to answer your question virtually or perhaps schedule a site meeting later this year.  Stay Healthy!

Grand Environmental Services

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Stream Corridor Restoration

Streams require room to move within protective riparian (stream-side vegetation) floodplain corridors.  We take the long view for cost-effective stream restoration strategies that bring streams into  that "sweet spot" where equilibrium can be achieved and self-maintained.

Water-Related Infrastructure

Successful water-related infrastructure requires a deeper understanding of land and water resources to avoid costly SNAFUs.  We make our site assessments carefully and in phases to best guide design, permitting, and construction.  Minor adjustments early in project development often pay off in terms of predictability, budgeting, and safety.  Projects include water and sanitation systems, water crossings, docks, and boathouses.

Blog: COHeadwaterScience.com

This blog gives me the freedom to write about broader water-related topics for which I care deeply but go beyond typical GES project work.  Keep scrolling down to learn more about the science behind watershed restoration, especially stream corridors!

Colorado Headwater Science: Watershed Science for Stream and Lake Restoration

Watershed restoration is not rocket science, but it does require honest evaluation of our woodlands, streams corridors, and lakes.  Join me  and local citizen scientists as we dive deeper into our marvelous watershed world and help shape our Colorado Headwater future.

COHeadwaterScience Blog

Essays about Citizen Science, Watershed Assessment, and Stream Corridor Restoration

Affiliations and other Watershed Community

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of our headwater community and our Chamber’s Outstanding Grand Lake Foundation is the only organization demanding no further degradation of Grand Lake water quality 

Kawuneeche Group

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Citizen scientists developing a “beaver baseline” for our Colorado River Headwaters in RMNP

Informal group of citizen scientists developing a “beaver baseline” for our Colorado River Headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rotary E-Club for WASH

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Upper Colorado River Watershed Group

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Our E-Club for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) is wonderful group of international WASH professionals supporting Rotary Clubs worldwide, my emphasis is tapping the inherent energies of Citizen Science for source-water protection

Upper Colorado River Watershed Group

International Erosion Control Association

Upper Colorado River Watershed Group

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Our local watershed group covering Grand County, I was project scientist developing the Upper Colorado River Watershed Resiliency Plan and WaterSMART Roadmap for a Healthier, more Resilient Upper Colorado River Watershed, with funding from the US Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART program

International Erosion Control Association

International Erosion Control Association

International Erosion Control Association

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 Been a member for a long time, part of my certification as Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control #5082

Display their FAQs

International Erosion Control Association

International Erosion Control Association

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 Been a member for an even longer time, since I purchased their magnum opus The Practice of Watershed Protection in 2000, best source for solid watershed guidance

Audubon Society of the Rockies

Audubon Society of the Rockies

Audubon Society of the Rockies

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 Just recently re-joined because birds are our great “rapid bio-indicators” for watershed health, and they get things done!

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