So frightening to see the East Troublesome Fire blaze toward, then around much of our Three Lakes Area. Historic drought and crazy winds were buffered by years of proactive mitigations around homes and town helping heroic firefighters save so much of what we hold dear. Please drop us a line to discuss recovery.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Essays about Citizen Science, Watershed Assessment, and Stream Corridor Restoration
More technical detail supporting blogs, git yer nerd on!
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
Informal group of citizen scientists developing a “beaver baseline” for our Colorado River Headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park
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
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
Been a member for a long time, part of my certification as Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control #5082
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
Just recently re-joined because birds are our great “rapid bio-indicators” for watershed health, and they get things done!