Western Slope Conservation Center

Conserving the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Western Slope since 1977

FROM OUR BLOG

Plant trees with us on Grand Mesa!

Fill out my LGL Form! Dates: Friday, August 19th, 8 AM to 4 PM In continuing with our tree planting projects of 2021, WSCC is excited to announce a tree planting stewardship day on the Grand Mesa on Friday, August 19th. In coordination with the National Forest Foundation, US Forest Service, and Seek Outside, participants will join us planting trees in an old timber sale on Grand Mesa. Activities will include using a tree planting

2022 Trail Days are here!

Fill out my LGL Form! We are excited to announce Trail Days 2022! Join WSCC, the Nature Connection, and the US Forest Service on a trip in the West Elk Wilderness for two days of trail work and a night under the stars. Supported by a horse crew, participants will complete trail work projects on the Sink Creek Trail before arriving at a backcountry camp. Dinner will be prepared by WSCC and provided free to

Support the Gunnison Outdoor Resources Protection Act

The Gunnison Public Lands Initiative The Gunnison Public Lands Initiative (GPLI) is a coalition of stakeholders from ten community groups with interests including ranching, water resources, motorized recreation, conservation, mountain biking, hunting, and angling. In 2019, after years of discussion with these groups and the public, the GPLI released its community proposal that provides a carefully vetted, deliberative vision for the future of local public lands in and around Gunnison County. The Western Slope Conservation

Thank you ALL for Supporting our 2022 RAFTle!

Congratulations to our winner Clay Farland with ticket number 0003! On Aug. 9, 2022 she won a brand new Hyside 10.5 Minimax complete with a custom Welfelt frame package designed by Welfelt Fabrication, and cataract oars. With an overall value of $4,998, Clay bought the winning ticket for a mere $20! All proceeds fund future efforts to protect and enhance the lands, air, water, and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed. The drawing will be

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 informed and engaged community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Western Slope.

We envision landscapes defined by resilient ecological systems, where water management, agricultural practices, and recreation opportunities allow people and the environment to flourish.

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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.