The Yampa River is one of Colorado’s last remaining, mostly free-flowing rivers. Agriculture, local businesses, wildlife, and residents rely on this rare jewel of Western rivers.  But worsening drought and increasing development has threatened the river’s ability to support our community, and we must take action to ensure it can thrive for decades to come.


Our Goal

The goal of the Yampa River Fund is to establish a sustainable, voluntary funding source for the Yampa River in order to:

• Enhance water security for communities, agriculture, the economy, and the natural environment in the Yampa Valley;

• Support a healthy, flowing river and enhance critical low flows through water leases from reservoirs, and;

• Maintain or improve river function through a holistic approach to restoration of riparian and/or in-channel habitat.

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