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

Peer Call

June 2021

Exact date and time TBD – more details coming soon!

Field Trip

July 2021

Exact date and time TBD – more details coming soon!

Peer Calls

Lessons from Community Planning

4/15/21

Participants discussed the approaches that the Yampa and Big Thompson teams took to engage their community in their SMP/IWMPs, including the use of data visualization software like Tableau and Maptionnaire and how these tools were used to gather and display community input.

Presentations were heard from:

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Will Davis, Big Thompson Watershed Coalition

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Nicole Seltzer, River Network

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View the notes and agenda.

View the video recording of the call.

Identify, Prioritize, and Evaluate Potential Actions

12/10/20

Participants discussed approaches to identifying and prioritizing potential actions to support the objectives stated in their SMP. Topics included effectively designing the discussion process, evaluating potential project impact, and tips for ensuring success. Presentations were heard from:

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Seth Mason, Lotic Hydrological

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Sonja Chavez, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District

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View the notes and agenda.

View the video recording of the call.

Ask a Practitioner

Using Recreation Surveys to Understand Community Preferences

8/26/20

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

Colorado SMP Library