Streams, rivers, ponds, and wetlands are critical components of the Front Range landscape. Besides being hotspots of biological diversity, these water resources provide important recreation opportunities in addition to drinking water for homeowners and downstream municipalities. The Natural Resources team recognizes the unique values of water resources within our open spaces, as well as the watershed-scale connections that transcend park boundaries.
Management Activities Include:
Monitoring water quality and other characteristics of streams and rivers
Following best-management practices to protect water resources during vegetation management activities
Contracting with skilled consultants and researchers to conduct focused studies of high-value wetlands and stream corridors
Planning and implementing revegetation and habitat restoration projects to protect sensitive water resources for the benefit of people and wildlife.