Western Slope Conservation Center

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

FROM OUR BLOG

Volunteer to Help Our Local Wildlife – Friday Feb 3, 2023

RSVP HERE! Friday, February 3rd from 10 AM to 4 PM Wildlife In Need Our local big game herds are in need of help. For years, elk fencing has been installed throughout the North Fork, limiting where mule deer can migrate and access water sources and habitat. These pinch points can result in wildlife-vehicle collisions, and animals getting caught in tall fences causing fatalities. WSCC is partnering with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Backcountry Hunters

Mountainfilm Returns!

WSCC AND THE PARADISE THEATRE PRESENT MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - PAONIA FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023 PARADISE THEATRE, PAONIA, CO {{ vc_btn: title=BUY+TICKETS&color=vista-blue&align=center&button_block=true&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fsecure.lglforms.com%252Fform_engine%252Fs%252FxJ3o9SLJq8o1yqJK7tWF2w%253Ft%253D1664388584%2520_blank%7Ctitle%3ABUY%2520TICKETS%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} Image from the 2022 Mountainfilm on Tour film "Loon" Mountainfilm on Tour  Teaser ABOUT MOUNTAINFILM Mountainfilm on Tour in Paonia is hosted by Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) and the Paradise Theatre. WSCC has been organizing Mountainfilm on Tour for years as part of their work to offer conservation and environmental education

United for the Thompson Divide!

In October, the Biden-Harris administration began the process for an administrative withdrawal for the Thompson Divide, which would close the area to oil and gas leasing and mining for 20 years – a huge step forward! The Thompson Divide is a spectacular landscape of a quarter of a million acres of public land in western Colorado. Filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and abundant wildlife, our community has been fighting for its protection for over a

Support Conservation this Giving Season

WSCC is excited to announce its Week of Giving 2022, which encompasses Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29th and Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 6th. During this week, Coloradans and those who love Colorado come together to raise funds for local nonprofits. Every gift is tax-deductible and is incredibly important in helping us reach our annual fundraising goals. Make your donation today or any day through December 6th via the Colorado Gives website. WSCC's efforts to

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.