Chris Sturm
303-866-3441 x3236
Colorado Watershed Restoration Grants

What is the Colorado Watershed Restoration Grant Program?
The Program provides grants for watershed/stream restoration and flood mitigation projects throughout the state.

Examples of Funded Projects 

Who can apply for a Grant?
Organizations interested in developing watershed/stream restoration and flood mitigation studies and projects. Contact Chris Sturm, 303-866-3441 x3236, to discuss project eligibility.

How can the money be used?
Grant money may be used for planning and engineering studies, including implementation measures, to address technical needs for watershed restoration and flood mitigation projects throughout the state. Special consideration is reserved for planning and project efforts that integrate multi-objectives in restoration and flood mitigation. This may include projects and studies designed to:
  • Restore stream channels, ­
  • Provide habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species, ­
  • Restore riparian areas, ­
  • Reduce erosion, ­
  • Reduce flood hazards, or ­
  • Increase the capacity to utilize water.
How do I apply for a Grant?
  1. Read the program guidance document.
  2. Contact Chris Sturm at CWCB to discuss potential applications: 303-866-3441 x3236.
  3. Complete the application and submit by October 15, 2015.

The CWCB Colorado Watershed Restoration Program (CWRP) deadlines will not apply to September 2013 flood affected watersheds in 2015. The CWCB is already contributing resources from this program to aid in flood recovery. This includes capacity support for coordinators/program assistants, re-vegetation projects, and traditional stream restoration projects. The CWCB is anticipating a need to further fund elements of projects with CWRP funds, but only after it is demonstrated that federal funds will not pay for critical elements.

Example Projects
Project  Description  Supporting Documents 
Middle Boulder Creek – Rogers Park Restoration Project  The Boulder Flycasters chapter of Trout Unlimited initiated a project to restore a heavily used reach of Middle Boulder Creek above the City of Boulder. The project was designed to improve channel stability and habitat diversity.
Tarryall Creek Ranch Riparian Restoration Project  Project objective was to restore the natural riparian condition along a severely degraded reach of Tarryall Creek in Park County. Riparian vegetation was planted to restore a wetland ecosystem. Riparian fencing was constructed to decrease impacts from grazing cattle. The land has been protected with a conservation easement. The restored reach connects well functioning upstream and downstream reaches. 
 All Funded Projects

    Tennessee Creek, Chris Sturm

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