Together We Can Protect The Dolores River

The Dolores River has carved one of the most sublime desert canyons in the American West

Below McPhee Reservoir, the Dolores offers one of the country’s longest wilderness river floats – 173 miles through public lands made up of unspoiled canyons and old growth ponderosa pine forest habitat. It is rich in archaeological resources and unique plant and wildlife habitat. Long-time farmers and small communities in the region depend on the river for water.
For the past two decades, people from agriculture, water, conservation and recreation communities along with local governments have worked together to find sensible collaborative solutions to challenging management issues facing the Dolores River. Their collaboration and patience has paid off. These discussions have led to a community based National Conservation Area proposal for a portion of the river corridor, extending from the base of McPhee Reservoir to the town of Bedrock.

This is exciting progress! Now we have an opportunity to support this proposal and provide long-term solutions for protecting the Dolores River and surrounding landscape.