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2017 Trainings
Training Name Day(s) Date(s)
Project Leadership Training - Boulder Saturday Feb 25, 2017

Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins Friday Mar 03, 2017

Instructor in Crew Leading Friday - Saturday Mar 03, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017

Weed Warrior Training Sunday Mar 05, 2017

Willow Skills Training Friday Mar 10, 2017

Crew Leader Training for Trails (Horsetooth Res) Saturday - Sunday Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017

Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER Friday Mar 17, 2017

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday - Sunday Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017

Cook Training 1- Boulder Sunday Mar 19, 2017

Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins Thursday Mar 23, 2017

Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder Wednesday Mar 29, 2017

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS Saturday - Sunday Apr 08, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017

Wilderness First Aid Trainings-Fort Collins Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 15, 2017

Crew Leader Training in Trails - Eldorado Canyon Saturday - Sunday May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Advanced Trail Skills- Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday Jul 22, 2017

Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Swan Drainage Project Saturday - Sunday Aug 05, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017

Crew Leader Training in Induced Meander Techniques - Gunnison Wednesday - Thursday Sep 06, 2017 - Sep 07, 2017

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Project Leadership Training - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayFeb 25, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Project Leaders work to organize an entire restoration project often starting planning months before the project. They enjoy working with a great team of fellow volunteers to take the helm of a WRV restoration project and lead it to success. If leadership, teamwork, project planning and getting "behind the scenes" with restoration sound like they're up your alley, you're a great candidate to become a WRV Project Leader! Consider taking our training to become a Project Leader or Assistant Project Leader for this season.

WHAT IS PROJECT LEADERSHIP?
The Project Leader organizes the project leadership team; works with land managers and WRV staff; and is the single person with the comprehensive "big picture" view of a project. This role is the behind the scenes organization of WRV restoration projects. WRV will depend upon many dedicated volunteers to complete 100+ stewardship projects on public lands this season. Most WRV projects are managed by a leadership team that includes a Project Leader, Technical Advisor, Lead Cook and Cook team, Tool Manager and sometimes others. The Project Leader coordinates the team and ensures that all aspects of a project are taken care of prior to the project event.

Most new Project Leaders start off as an Assistant Project Leader, working with an experienced Project Leader to learn the ropes of project management. Assisting is a great way to gradually step into the role.

**You're never on your own as a leader in WRV - fellow volunteers and the WRV staff are here to help you through every step of the process.**

**Note that Project Leading is very different than Crew Leading. Crew Leaders are responsible for managing a crew during the project day, whereas Project Leaders are responsible for the planning and project management leading up to the project and big picture logistics on the day of hte project.**

An integral part of becoming a WRV Project Leader is understanding WRV projects and leadership team. It is recommended that all PL trainees complete or will complete basic Crew Leader training or have sufficient project experience. If you have no experience with WRV but really want to get involved at a higher level planning of projects, we encourage you to take the training and then volunteer on a couple of projects to understand how WRV events operate before taking on a leading role. It is also recommended that all PL trainees have a background in managing projects, though not necessarily restoration projects. Candidates with strong organizational/planning skills can also be successful in this role.


TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $50
Discounted Fee: $20 (for current dues-paying members and volunteers, this fee covers the cost to print the manual and provide food).

Scholarships are available. If you are an active WRV member or have project management experience, do not let the cost stop you from becoming the next great WRV Project Leader. Please call the office to discuss.
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Tool Manager Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 03, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite. Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this Thursday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00pm, we'll gather to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more. You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to learn on a real project!

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Instructor in Crew Leading

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 03, 2017 - SaturdayMar 04, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

This training begins Friday evening March 3rd and continues all day March 4th.

Crew Leaders are what make WRV projects amazing and what makes Crew Leaders amazing are the instructors that teach our trainings.
Master level trainers will lead this course in how to present all the material in the OSI/WRV Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration and in Trails. If you have great crew lead experience and want to help us build the community of crew leaders now is your chance!

Note: This training focuses on instruction and teaching at future trainings, thus it is acceptable to take this for either trails OR ecological restoration. Your technical background from projects will determine your ability to lead technical sections on future trainings.

This course is being offered for free to those who are able to instruct at one or more of WRV's CL trainings in 2017.

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one project completed as a WRV Crew Leader is required unless otherwise discussed with WRV staff.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $0 (if you can commit to instruct at one of WRV's CL trainings later in the year. Please call Matt at 303 543 1411 ext. 2# to discuss.)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Matt for more information. 303-543-1411

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Weed Warrior Training

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)
Sponsors
Boulder County Parks and Open Space - BCPOS

Date(s):
SundayMar 05, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

If you've ever wished you could return to that property that just didn't get finished and nick those last few weeds another day, this is the training for you!
WRV's Weed Program is looking to jump start a new program for eradicating that most retched of foes, Myrtle Spurge.

With this new training we're piloting the possibility of having special teams of volunteers that have the necessary skills to organize and lead small groups to tackle those weeds on their own schedule without the need to have WRV staff present.

In this training you will learn:

- Proper weed identification
- Important safety procedures for treating Myrtle Spurge: both regarding the toxicity of the plant itself and the landscapes in which is grows
- Gain familiarity with the process of selecting and treating properties that request assistance with Myrtle Spurge
- Essential skills for field leadership and communication

You will also be equipped with the necessary tools and materials to treat Myrtle Spurge in small teams with the ability to choose your own schedule.

This is a full day (9am-4pm) indoor training which will include an half day field component date TBD

For questions please contact Morgan Crowley, Weed Program Manager at morgan@wlrv.org







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Willow Skills Training

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Full Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 10, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Get Some Mad Willow Skillz!

Picture a scoured river bank post flood. Now imagine sticking a bunch of leafless cuttings into that bank and having it magically transform over the course of a season or two into a dense thicket of swaying willows, alive with bird song. Willows are amazing plants, one of the hardest working allies in restoration work.

Join WRV and the Colorado Native Plant Society for an all day training to up your willow skills. We'll cover:
- Willow species ID
- Harvesting willow poles
- Storage
- Proper planting technique and more!

This is a full day (9am-4pm) skills training on Friday, March 10th. Training will take place in the field, so come prepared for the wacky weather than we can experience in Colorado in March. Exact location TBA.

For questions please contact Jarret at jarret@wlrv.org







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Crew Leader Training for Trails (Horsetooth Res)

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 with adult (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 11, 2017 - SundayMar 12, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

Learn Crew Leadership and trail skills at Horsetooth Reservoir, near Fort Collins!

WRV is collaborating with CATS and the Overland Mountain Bike Club to bring you the best possible training in leadership for trail construction and maintenance. The focus will be on leadership skills, but we'll cover basic trail construction skills from a leadership perspective as well. $10 suggested donation.

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Tool Manager Orientation -- BOULDER

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
FridayMar 17, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 20

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Every WRV project requires tools. No Tools, No Project! Tool managers are the beloved volunteers who put so much care into organizing the tools and gear for a project, and transporting them to and from the worksite.

Tool management is a great way to get more involved with a project without a lot of training or experience. And, you can usually take off during the middle of a project to relax or recreate if you like.

On this evening training we'll gather at our tool shed in Gunbarrel to talk about how tool managers work with the rest of project planning team, assemble a tool list, transport tools to and from the site, stage tools for crews, help with camp set-up, and more.

Not only will we learn about tool managing, but we will help load tools for a project that is happening on the following day!

You'll have a chance to see our spectacular collection of tools and ask questions. Once trained, you can mentor with an experienced tool manager to fine tune your skills on a real project!

A few of us may head over to Finkle & Garfs Brewery (less than a block from the tool shed) afterwards for a quick beer.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMar 18, 2017 - SundayMar 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are vital to the success of most WRV project's, they are the faces of WRV, representing WRV to the volunteers. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols. Plus attending the Crew Leader training earns you mad skills and serious gold stars!

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute and Eldorado Canyon State Park

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Taylor at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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Cook Training 1- Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Partial Day    ●    Family Friendly   ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SundayMar 19, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 5

Cooks are some of the most important volunteers on a restoration project!

Have fun using your culinary skills with a great group of folks while learning the basics of project support, including meal planning and budgeting, safe food prep, camp setup, cleanup, take down, and many other camp related support issues.

This training will involve effective hands-on learning: work on a REAL project with certified lead cooks, to learn the ropes and build your confidence.

Trainees will work with staff and veteran Lead Cooks to plan, prep and execute a project day's meals - including breakfast and simple sandwich buffet lunch, for a group of Crew Leader Trainees, possibly chili, soup or more.

Once the training is complete, you're ready to become a Cook Team Member for our many restoration projects in beautiful prairie, foothill and mountain settings.

We request a commitment to at least one restoration project during the regular 2016 season - April - November. We appreciate your interest in volunteering in this important and tasty way!

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
ThursdayMar 23, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Become a Technical Advisor through hands-on experience with WRV.

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an assistant technical advisor.

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Adviser (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm for food!

WRV has a relatively small community of technical advisers, so we also want this session to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Technical Advisor Orientation - Boulder

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Evening    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdayMar 29, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of a WRV Technical Advisor (TA), and how the TA works within a WRV Project Team. We'll discuss how to plan a project that accomplishes the desired technical goals, but also works well for crew leaders and volunteers. The training runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Arrive at 5:30pm to for food!

This is NOT a training session on the technical design aspects of projects. Since projects vary so much, and employ so many different restoration techniques, the best way to learn design is "on the job" as an Assistant Technical Advisor (ATA).

We'll have some time during the session for returning TAs to describe the highlights of what they have learned being a TA.

WRV has a relatively small TA community, so we also want this session to be a venue to meet each other, share ideas, and ask questions of your peers.

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - FORT COLLINS

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayApr 08, 2017 - SundayApr 09, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 25

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project, and provide a great value to the stewardship of public lands. Crew Leaders also play a key role in helping other volunteers get the most out of a project!

This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage, and crew management. You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice with erosion control, seeding, and planting.

This training will be held at Campbell Valley (30 minutes north of Fort Collins), a virtual playground for people wanting to learn about and practice Ecological Restoration.


TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 1
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 1
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those who have volunteered twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between the regular and discounted fees after you've completed two Crew Leader roles this year.)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Nate at the office for more information. 970-493-2075 4#

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Wilderness First Aid Trainings-Fort Collins

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 18 (more info)

Date(s):
TuesdayApr 11, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10
ThursdayApr 13, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10
SaturdayApr 15, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 10

WRV is looking for volunteers willing to lend first aid support on our projects. Taking this valuable course will give you the skills and current certification to step up and help care for your fellow friends and volunteers!

Ever think about what you would do if someone needed your help in the back country? This course is designed to provide people with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for those who are injured or suddenly ill in remote locations. You will receive hands on practice time and participate in first aid scenarios that will sharpen your first aid skills and give you a chance to practice in "real life" situations.


3-day Course (16 hours)
This 16-hour course consists of 2 4-hour evening classroom sessions and an all-day field session to practice your newly acquired skills in real world scenarios.

Please Note: CPR instruction is NOT part of this Wilderness First Aid course. Individuals in remote locations needing CPR are rarely ever resuscitated. Some CPR issues are discussed such as when to give prolonged CPR, when not to start CPR, and when to stop CPR.


TRAINING FEE
Discounted Fee for CURRENT MEMBERS VOLUNTEERS (you've completed 2 projects in the last 2 years):
16 HR COURSE: $135.00

Regular Fee (get the discount - become a member first!):
16 HR COURSE: $195.00

For more info on fees: Info on WRV Fees
To become a member, simply go to this link and donate to WRV! Membership

This training will be instructed by Mark Rosoff with the Front Range Institute of Safety
NOTE LOCATION: This training will take place in Fort Collins.




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Crew Leader Training in Trails - Eldorado Canyon

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayMay 13, 2017 - SundayMay 14, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Crew leaders are the face of WRV. You serve as ambassadors to the volunteer public, share your people skills to create a great work environment, and get to build a team in only a short few hours!

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to trail construction techniques and get hands-on practice as a crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (formerly known as the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative) and Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

This training covers the same crew management skills as our Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration but the technical component focuses on trail work. If you have already taken our Crew Leader in Ecological Restoration course you are welcome to take this training but there will be a good deal of overlap.

Please consider taking a trail skills training which will provide more in-depth technical practice.

TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After March 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid 45$ upon request after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Taylor at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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Advanced Trail Skills- Rock Skills with Mike McHugh of Eldorado Canyon State Park

SCHEDULED
Difficult    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayJul 22, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Learn advanced trail construction and add to your skills as a WRV crew leader or help you be an expert on trail projects.
Love trails and love rocks? This training is for you. Rock work is a technically challenging but extremely rewarding advanced component of trail construction and maintenance. Working with Mike McHugh, one of the best rock experts on the Front Range, you will learn the principles behind rock structures.

This rock work skills training is primarily intended for anyone who has trail building experience and wants to take it to the next level. (If you do not have basic trail experience, please sign up for one of our basic trails training listed above.

The training will include a full day in the field and will be very hands on.

This is a full day of training.

TRAINING FEE
Regular Fee: 25$
Discounted Fee: Free (for current members and volunteers)

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Crew Leader Training in Ecological Restoration - At Swan Drainage Project

SCHEDULED
Intermediate    ●    Weekend    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
SaturdayAug 05, 2017 - SundayAug 06, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 12

Join us for another of our popular on project Crew Leader Trainings. Spending the weekend learning, camping and training on an actual project with a small group of other trainees will provide a small outdoor classroom feel and allow you to work closely with your instructors.

Crew leaders are some of the most important people on any successful project. Crew Leaders are give technical training/notes for each project and then get to lead a crew of 5-8 other volunteers making sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and gets the important work done.

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

You will also be introduced to the field of ecological restoration and get hands-on practice as a restoration crew leader. WRV is pleased to be collaborating on this training with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute.
TRAINING FEE
Early Sign Up Until March 01 (must pay before end of early sign up date to get discount)
Regular Fee: $120
Discounted Fee: $25*

Regular Sign Up After June 01
Regular Fee: $130
Discounted Fee: $45*

*(for current dues-paying WRV members or those how have volunteer twice in the last year. You can also get a reimbursement for the difference between what you paid and the discounted 45$ upon request, after completing two Crew Leader roles)

Scholarships are available to WRV volunteers on an individual basis. Call Taylor at the office for more information. 303-543-1411

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Crew Leader Training in Induced Meander Techniques - Gunnison

SCHEDULED
Easy    ●    Mid Week Multi Day    ●    Miniumum Age: 16 (more info)

Date(s):
WednesdaySep 06, 2017 - ThursdaySep 07, 2017 - Number of Volunteers: 15

Training: September 6-7th
Project: September 7-10th

Crew leadership is a great way to enhance your stewardship of public lands and build your professional leadership skills while helping other volunteers get the most out of a project! This training will help you develop team building skills, situational leadership skills, proper tool usage techniques, and volunteer care and safety protocols.

This training will begin a day ahead of the project and continue concurrently with our Upper Gunnison Basin Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Project and will incorporate the teachings of Erosion Control expert Bill Zeedyk.

WRV host this Crew Leader Training specifically for interested people local to the Upper Gunnison Basin area in order to train a local leadership force that can continue this important work in years to come! This training normally costs $120 to take, but we're offering it to Gunnison Area residents free of charge!

Crew Leaders attending this training must be available for the all or most of the remainder of the project dates as well, mentorship on projects is an important component of the training.

Project: September 7-10th

Working above 8000ft, Volunteers will help to build small rock structures in small streams and drainage's to raise the water table helping to support plants and insects needed by wildlife. The project is in conjunction with the Gunnison Climate Working Group**

Camping is available and encouraged at the nearby Miller Ranch State Wildlife Area, owned and managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Food will be provided by talented WRV Volunteer Cooks!


Call Morgan at the WRV office for more information: 303-543-1411 ext 3#


**Gunnison Climate Working Group Members: Bureau of Land Management-Gunnison Field Office, Colorado Natural Heritage Program; Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Gunnison County, Gunnison Conservation District, Gunnison County Stockgrowers Association, Lake Fork Valley Conservancy, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Park Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Western State Colorado University, and Western Water Assessment.


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