Western Slope Conservation Center

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


Tune in for April’s Pints & Public Lands

Join the Western Slope Conservation Center, in partnership with the Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, at our monthly Pints & Public Lands virtual happy hour on Thursday, April 29th from 6 to 7:30 pm. Have you ever wondered how archeological resources are managed on our public lands? This month we welcome John Zachman to talk about what cultural resource management is, how it functions, and its relationship with the management of public lands. It's sure

Celebrate Earth Day Early!

On Saturday, April 17th, shred your personal files and recycle your old electronics at Alpine Bank's community events! Alpine Bank is hosting two community events to benefit your junk drawer and our planet. Read more below or visit the Alpine Bank/Safeway Parking lot at 1660 Highway 92 in Delta on Saturday, April 17. SHRED DAY SCOOP: Alpine Bank invites you to a free on-site document shredding day to securely dispose of unwanted documents with personal

Win a Raft! Buy tickets now.

The WSCC is raffling off 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 $4955, we're selling your chance to win for $20 a ticket or $100 for 6 tickets.  All proceeds fund future efforts to protect and enhance the lands, air, water, and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed. The drawing will be held on June 4, 2021

Annual Meeting Recap

Highlights from WSCC's 2021 Annual Meeting In case you missed us virtually last week, here is a recap of our annual meeting. Last Sunday (March 21, 2021), WSCC hosted an Annual Meeting was organized around the theme of “Life in Transition,” with Keynote Address by environmental activist, writer, and educator, Bill McKibben.  The western slope represents Colorado with a rugged mountain skyline, incredible natural resources, and close-knit communities. The WSCC, as a 43-year-old grassroots organization,



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.



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.


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


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.