Posts Tagged ‘NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center’

July 10th, 2012

Viewing platform

River Overlook Installed at Paonia River Park

This past May, Jim Hardin and Ira Houseweart installed the latest addition to the Paonia River Park – a new viewing platform that overlooks the North Fork of the Gunnison River from a bird’s eye view. The new overlook platform…Click to view post »

May 15th, 2012


Gunnison River Float Trip To Support Local Watershed Conservation

Saturday, May 19th Confluence Park, Delta NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center and Gunnison Gorge Anglers-Trout Unlimited are hosting the float that will navigate the newly reconstructed Hartland Diversion Dam. It’s a dry year on the western slope, and water will be an…Click to view post »

April 25th, 2012

coalbed methane


This month, the Colorado Senate will consider whether to amend Colorado’s renewable energy portfolio standard to include electricity generated from burning methane gas vented from active and abandoned coal mines. The NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center supports HB 1160, a bi-partisan effort…Click to view post »

April 23rd, 2012


Conservation Groups Protest Gas-lease Bid-rigging Settlement

Five local conservation groups are charging that the U.S. Department of Justice is letting a pair of natural gas companies off with a “wrist slap” in a case of illegal bid-rigging over four leases in Gunnison and Delta counties. In…Click to view post »

March 16th, 2012

Memorial Hall

Communities Meet to Discuss Draft EA for August 2012 Lease Sale

SAVE THE DATE! 7:00pm Thursday, March 22nd Memorial Hall, 175 North 1st Street, Hotchkiss The BLM has released its draft environmental assessment that recommends over 24,000 acres in the North Fork Valley for the August 9th oil and gas lease…Click to view post »

March 14th, 2012


NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center celebrates AmeriCorps Week 2012

Every day across the United States, more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members are making a powerful impact on the most critical issues facing our nation. They are improving schools, fighting poverty, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, conserving our natural resources,…Click to view post »

October 1st, 2011


Plant Mapping Day Paves the Way for Invasive Plant Removal on the North Fork

Volunteers from the NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center, Delta Conservation District, and Colorado Canyons Association identified and mapped native and invasive plants along two miles of the North Fork of the Gunnison River on Friday, September 16th. These vegetation surveys are being…Click to view post »

September 1st, 2011

River Watch 1 (2)

Conservation Center Has Busy Summer

As the river runs low and the summer heat wave hits the Western Slope, the Conservation Center is busy as ever working to protect rivers, public lands, and livelihoods in Delta County. Here are some of the things that the…Click to view post »