LBD Restores Section of Fraser River
Learning By Doing restored 0.9 miles of a distressed section of the Fraser River in Grand County to benefit aquatic habitat. On May 16, 2018, the collaborative group of water stakeholders that form Learning By Doing opened 0.41 miles of the restored river for public fishing . The Fraser Flats River Habitat Project represents a new era of water cooperation among East Slope water providers and West Slope agencies and conservation groups.
Denver Water video: Fraser Flats Restoration Project
Thanks to the volunteers who helped with Ranch Creek’s vegetation project
A crew of 85 volunteers harvested willow stakes and planted them on a
1-mile section of Ranch Creek over three days in May. The willows will help shade and stabilize the creek banks. Ranch Creek is on the state’s 303d impaired rivers list for temperature exceedances. This 2018-2019 project is a partnership between LBD and the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and funded by a Patagonia Enviro grant. Thanks to all!
Anglers’ survey at Fraser Flats
LBD in the NEWS:
Sound Bites and Other False Promises
Winter Park Times, Oct. 24, 2019
A Drought Will Come Again
Denver Post editorial, April 28, 2019
When East Meets West Over Water Resources
Winter Park Times, March 14, 2019
Fraser Flats Project Gets Official Opening for Public Fishing and Recreation
Sky-Hi Daily News, May 18, 2018
Rehab of Colorado’s Fraser River Shows Early Signs of Success
Colorado Public Radio, Oct. 16, 2017
Group Completes Restoration to Improve Habitat for Part of Fraser River
Sky-Hi Daily News, Oct. 13, 2017
Underbrink-Curran Receives Award
Sky-Hi Daily News, June 15, 2017
Fraser River Restoration Underway
Sky-Hi Daily News, May 30, 2017
When Does an Environmentalist Compromise? Lessons from Colorado’s Fraser River
Colorado Public Radio, Dec. 7, 2016
Learning to Do More with Less Water in the Colorado River Headwaters
Mountain Town News, Nov. 9, 2016
Denver Water Looks to Cool Temps in Ranch Creek
Sky-Hi Daily News, Aug. 10, 2016
Guest Editorial: The Value of Listening
Denver Post, April 24, 2016
Surveying fish health in the Upper Colorado River Basin
LBD partners helped with Colorado Parks & Wildlife's annual project to measure the fish population, species, and growth rates in various locations along the river.
Grand County Learning By Doing is a cooperative effort composed of representatives from organizations across Colorado.
We engage in a cooperative process to manage aquatic resources by protecting, and where possible, restoring and enhancing aquatic environments.
Each organization involved in Grand County Learning By Doing contributes ongoing resources to benefit the county's aquatic resources.