Community and Learning

SMP/IWMP leaders and practitioners from around the State continue to collaborate to share their knowledge and build support systems for each other as they work through their planning processes. Below you will find links to recorded peer-calls and presentations/notes from peer-learning workshops. All upcoming peer-learning events are also listed, along with registration information.

Upcoming Events

Virtual SMP Peer Workshop Series (Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference)

Sept 24, 2020, 10-11:30am:

Developing a Targeted Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Sept 29, 2020, 10-11:30am:

Troubleshooting Common Challenges

Oct 1, 2020, 10-11:30am:

Diversion Assessments

Contact River Network for registration information

Peer Calls

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Using Recreation Surveys to Understand Community Preferences


Holly Loff, Eagle River Watershed Council and Laurie Rink, Middle Colorado Watershed Council discuss their customized approaches to understanding their community’s preferences on river flows, uses, and access. More information on the American Whitewater flow preference survey and other approaches for understanding river-based recreation can be found here.

Peer Workshops

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

View the agenda and key takeaways.

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