Western Slope Conservation Center

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

FROM OUR BLOG

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

Buy Local Art and Support Conservation

Have you stopped by WSCC's office lately? Our conference room has been transformed into an art gallery of stunning watercolor paintings as a result of a collaboration with Paonia artist Paul Gaydos. Most of Paul's paintings are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to WSCC. If you would like to view the artwork or purchase a piece, you can stop by our office (204 Poplar St., Paonia), call 970-527-5307, or email [email protected]

Mountainfilm Returns!

WSCC AND THE PARADISE THEATRE PRESENT MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - PAONIA FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023 **10/24/22 Update - Due to mechanical issues at the Paradise Theatre, the Mountainfilm on Tour - Paonia screening previously scheduled for November 18, 2022 has been rescheduled to 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

September 29th Pint Night at Chrysalis Brewery

RSVP here for our Pint Night with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) on Thursday, September 29th at Chrysalis Barrel Aged Beer at 6:30pm. Colorado Chapter Leader Adam Gall will be updating you on our chapter priorities  and we will be joined by Ben Katz, the Public Lands Program Director of WSCC.   onX is generously sponsoring this event and If you sign up or renew your BHA

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.