The Western Slope Conservation Center acknowledges that the Western Colorado lands on which we learn, work, and organize are the traditional, ancestral, and unceded homelands of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) peoples.
Our watershed is located in western Colorado’s Gunnison and Delta counties. It includes the towns of Somerset, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Eckert, Orchard City, and City of Delta. The watershed is home to five wilderness areas: The Raggeds Wilderness, West Elk Wilderness,Gunnison Gorge Wilderness, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness, and the Dominguez Wilderness. We are also home to Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Dominguez Escalante National Conservation Area.
The Lower Gunnison Watershed is a diverse and complex landscape where we can all thrive. The Conservation Center provides and maintains an interactive map that includes a wealth of information to help you better understand and explore your watershed. Layers include oil & gas leases and wells, irrigation ditches, restoration sites, soil data, USFS recreation routes, and more.