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.
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:
Contact River Network for registration information
Participants learned about modified approaches for stakeholder engagement and monitoring/assessment work in light of COVID-19 restrictions, and best practices for online meetings. Presentations were heard from:
Ask a Practitioner
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.
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: