Western Slope Conservation Center

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

MOUNTAINFILM RETURNS!

WSCC AND THE PARADISE THEATRE PRESENT MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR 2021 NOVEMBER 19 - 7PM  PARADISE THEATRE, PAONIA, CO PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! Tickets purchased online and in advance are $10 for WSCC members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for children/students. All tickets sold at the door will cost $15. Mountainfilm on Tour 2021-22 Teaser from Mountainfilm on Tour on Vimeo. ABOUT MOUNTAINFILM Mountainfilm on Tour in Paonia is hosted by Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) and

More about our raffle prizes!

One glorious fall afternoon last week, the WSCC crew finally got the chance to check out our raffle prizes from Seek Outside and Welfelt Fabrication, Inc. We are so excited to be partnering with these awesome Western Slope companies this year to support our conservation efforts. Full disclosure: yes, this is a shameless post to get you to enter our fall raffle. However: the prizes in our raffle are truly excellent, and if you have

Stand at the Summit 2021

Stand at the Summit Two valleys, one landscape 2021 Stand at the Summit Cancelled due to weather Grateful for the precipitation! See you all next time!   On Thursday, September 30th, join Western Slope Conservation Center, Wilderness Workshop, High Country Conservation Advocates and Colorado Farm and Food Alliance for a conversation about the shared issues our valleys are facing. The event will feature comments from community leaders, live music, and snacks and libations from both

GMUG Draft Forest Plan Published – Take Action Today!

THE FOREST PLAN HAS BEEN RELEASED On August 13, 2021 the U.S. Forest Service released its draft revised forest plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest. This initiated a 90-day comment period that will conclude on November 11th, 2021. Forest Plans provide a general framework to guide a national forest in managing its resources, goods and services. Because Forest Plans are usually revised every two decades, this process will likely shape

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.