Stream Management Plans

WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you live, work, or play in the San Luis Valley, give us your input on how our streams can be improved by filling out one or all of the surveys below.

Vision Statement



NOTICE: Del Norte Boat Ramp Closure

The new Del Norte boat ramp and access is currently closed due to flooding and unsafe conditions. For your safety, please do not float the river or access the area until further notice. (7/8/19)


Current Projects

​News and Events 

Past and Current Project Sites


See what we're up to! Check out our current projects page. We've been busy with the 5 Ditches Project and Stream Management Plans for the mainstems of the Rio Grande, Conejos, and Saguache Creek! We are also continuing work on the Del Norte Riverfront Project and starting to plan Phase 5 of our Streambank Stabilization Program. 

The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project is working to improve the function of the Rio Grande in Colorado. This means the river will:
  • Provide high-quality water throughout the Rio Grande in Colorado;
  • Sustain sufficient flow for sediment transport, native riparian vegetation, aquatic and wildlife habitats - all while meeting the Rio Grande Compact obligations; 
  • Support the existing agricultural lifestyle;
  • Contribute to groundwater recharge; 
  • Enhance and sustain aesthetic and recreational values for the residents and visitors to the watershed;
  • Be connected to the floodplain, oxbows, and upland habitat.
Our Mission:

To restore and conserve the historical functions and vitality of the Rio Grande in Colorado for improved water quality, agricultural water use, riparian health, wildlife and aquatic species habitat, recreation and community safety while meeting the Rio Grande Compact.