Phase 5

Streambank Stabilization and Riparian Restoration Program

Current Status

Project Partners

The Restoration Project is the recipient of a $200,000 Resilient Communities Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wells Fargo Foundation for Phase 5. Along with grants from the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund, San Luis Valley Conservation Connection Initiative, and community donations, we are making good progress towards our funding goal.

Four project sites have been identified for the first round of designs and construction, and are being surveyed by Riverbend Engineering to create a unique solution for each location. If you are interested in having streambank restored on your property as part of future rounds, please contact Emma Reesor.

The Problem

In Alamosa County, the Rio Grande is suffering from heavily eroding banks, degraded riparian areas, sedimentation, and a shallow channel. Phase 5 of the Streambank Stabilization and Riparian Restoration Program will address these issues on several bends upstream of Alamosa through bank stabilization, channel shaping, and revegetation.

623 Fourth St 
Alamosa, CO 81101


Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust

San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District

Riverbend Engineering

City of Alamosa

Private Landowners

Project Contact - Emma Reesor