The Eagle River Community Water Plan (ERCWP) is a cooperative water management plan that involves multiple stakeholders within Colorado. The goal of this plan is to provide proactive recommendations to anticipated local hydrological changes due to population growth and increased water demand, climate change and projects related to the Eagle River MOU.
The main purpose of the Eagle County Conservation District's (ECCD) involvement in the ERCWP is to advise when applicable and to represent our local constituents. In order to best represent our constituents, ECCD strides to continue our efforts in providing updates and assistance to any project, legislation, policies, etc. that affect our local agricultural members. Learn More Here
This Community Wildfire Protection Plan was collaboratively developed by interested parties and state and federal land management agencies in Eagle County; identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the types and methods for treatment that will result in improved protection against wildfire in Eagle County; recommends measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout Eagle County.
The purpose of the Eagle County Community Wildlife Roundtable is to gather a group of diverse stakeholders in the valley to understand and address issues facing wildlife populations. Together we will identify a shared vision and realistic actions to protect regional wildlife, while also ensuring that these actions are supported by the community as a whole. We want to leverage diverse values, creativity, and resources to move toward positive action and enduring solutions to the complex wildlife issues in Eagle County. Learn More Here
Designating Deep Creek as a Wild and Scenic destination is also in its infancy. The Eagle County Conservation District's Board Members have recently met with members of the Eagle River Watershed Council and American Rivers to discuss the impacts on the agricultural community. The District has been told that current practices will remain and this designation will not have a negative impact to nearby ranchers. For more information on Wild & Scenic Rivers visit https://www.americanrivers.org/2018/01/wild-scenic-rivers-moment-now/.