Western Slope Conservation Center

Conserving the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed since 1977!

RECENT UPDATES

Getting Outdoors in the Time of COVID

Should I stay or should I go? For us, like many of you, recreation on our public lands is a welcome stress relief in busy and troubled times. As of March 26, Colorado's "Stay at Home" order allows for "Participating in outdoor recreation at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties". You may be thinking this is an ideal opportunity to "social distance" and head into remote parts of the

Up Your Connect

We know that our members have a passionate spirit of adventure, and many of us are not meant to be kept inside. But we also know that our community is resilient, and will come out on top of any challenge.   That's why over the next several weeks, we're challenging you to Up Your Connect, to see past the walls of your home, and dive deeply into your appreciation for the environment through books, podcasts,

2019-20 Tater Heap is here!

The WSCC Annual Newsletter is hot off the press and there's no better time to read it than now! Read about our Public Lands Progress, Watershed Stewardship, Outreach Activities, and more. Click the text below to see an online version or expect to have it at your doorstep soon. Read the 2019-20 Tater Heap here!

Join Our Team as the 2020-2021 Outreach VISTA!

The Western Slope Conservation Center is seeking applications for year two of our Outreach on the Western Slope VISTA. The Western Slope Conservation Center is a 43 year old grassroots non-profit organization based in Paonia, Colorado that builds an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water, and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed. The Community Outreach for the Western Slope VISTA project will address both the economic and environmental impacts

PROGRAM AREAS

WHO WE ARE

We formed in 1977 to disseminate information about regional energy development and its impacts on the region’s natural resources. Today, our mission is to build an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed.

As a result of our work, in 35 years the communities of the Lower Gunnison Watershed will be characterized by intact and functioning ecosystems, clean and abundant water resources, well-managed lands with the highest level of protection that they deserve, and an informed and engaged citizenry who understand the connection between the vitality of both its ecological and social communities.

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PAONIA RIVER PARK

Once an in-stream gravel mine, we have worked hard and received several grants to restore riparian habitat and make the Park a family-friendly recreation area.

WATER QUALITY

The Conservation Center is dedicated to keeping a watchful eye on the quality of our water quality and public lands. Our stewardship program matches community volunteers with hands-on projects in the field

LOCAL MAPPING

The data illustrated in our interactive maps tell the true story of conservation in Delta County. Layers represent oil & gas development, roadless areas, irrigation ditches and more.