Upper Rio Grande Assessment
Organization: Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation
Date Approved: May 2016
Basin Funds: $67,000
State Funds: $0
This project helped fund the creation of a comprehensive document detailing the ecological condition of the mainstem of the Rio Grande and its major tributaries from the headwaters to the town of South Fork, identifying causes of concern and developing a list of prioritized projects that will improve the function of uplands and riparian and aquatic ecosystems. The assessment included studies of the riparian habitat, geomorphology, aquatic habitat, recreational impacts, flow regime, water quality, adjacent uplands, and infrastructure in the study area.