Colorado River Watershed

I am a drop of cold, clear water, melting, falling from snowfields on the roof of the Rocky Mountains. Tumbling, I become a rivulet, swept forward by a stream, slowed by mountain meadow, racing in swift current, absorbing tributary arteries, my vital strength building. I am azure as the bluebird; I am cutthroat trout, condor, beaver, and sandhill crane. My soul is life carried downstream in current; all life, however connected to my force. I can be fury or impounded stillness, my intention unwavering. In six million years, I have carved the greatest, deepest canyon through stone, creating one of earth’s most magnificent monuments. I am life-giving, but not infinite. I am the Colorado River. Listen to my story.

The Living River is a multi-year conservation story covering the 1,450 mile length of the Colorado River and watershed of 40 million people in collaboration with Braided River, Audubon Rockies, LightHawk, The Nature Conservancy New Mexico, and more conservation partners.

We are seeking support for our scalable Living River campaign. In addition to a coffee table-style conservation book, we are planning a traveling photo exhibit, nationwide presentations, educational conservation programs, an ESRI Story Map, social and earned media, and a dynamic website. We believe an in-depth study of the remarkable wild heart of the Colorado, our relationship to water in the west, and a values-based vision for long-term resilience in the imperiled Colorado River watershed is the right story for this moment.

Interested in supporting Living River? Just contact Dave thanks!