Peer Workshops

Yampa River SMP Peer Learning Field Trip


During this workshop, participants conversed with local and regional experts, got their hands dirty, and tested out a variety of assessment methods and techniques to help them with their own SMP/IWMP processes. 


Yampa River Basin Overview, Jenny Frithsen, Friends of the Yampa, and Nicole Seltzer, River Network


Mock Diversion Assessment & Alternative Approaches (bonus: Yampa Diversion Infrastructure Assessment Field Sheet), Brian Murphy, River Network, and Ashley Ficke, GEI Consultants


Fluvial Hazard Mapping and Project Design Implications, Katie Jagt, Watershed Science and Design, and Jennifer Wellman, The Nature Conservancy


Flow Assessment Methods Training, Katie Birch, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Jay Skinner, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (retired)


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Flow Targets Workshop (Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference)

During this workshop, participants learned the basics of how to set and evaluate environmental and recreational flow targets, how to set the process up for success and best practices and common challenges for bringing stakeholders together to align on setting targets.
Flow Targets & Flow Restoration Opportunities, Mickey O’Hara, Colorado Water Trust
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SMP 101


Are you interested in learning if a Stream Management Plan is a good fit for your community? Join River Network and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to learn the basics of SMPs, including their history, steps in the planning process, and some details on assessment approaches. You’ll also hear from the San Miguel, Middle Colorado, and South Boulder Creek SMP leads about the methods and outcomes of their Stream Management Plans.

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Stream Management Peer Workshop (Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference)


Topics included community engagement strategies, tips for engaging the agricultural community, methods for assessing flow in a data-poor environment, approaches for assessing irrigation infrastructure, and methods for establishing baseline conditions.

Available presentations include:


Diversion Infrastructure Assessment, Daniel Boyes, Rio Grande Restoration Project

Assessing Flow, Seth Mason, Lotic Hydrological

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