Abundant snowpack doesn’t always fill area reservoirs

The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on March 9th 2017. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/mar/09/abundant-snowpack-doesnt-always-fill-area-reservoi/ Steamboat Springs — The amount of water currently stored in two critical reservoirs on the upper Yampa River south of Steamboat Springs appears better than average, but water […]

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Water testing shows upper Yampa River is healthy

The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on January 24th 2017. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/jan/24/water-testing-shows-upper-yampa-river-healthy/ Steamboat Springs — A pair of water experts from the U.S. Geological Survey reassured the Routt County Board of Commissioners and members of the Upper Yampa Watershed Group […]

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Wild and Scenic Little Yampa Canyon

Some call it Duffy Canyon, others call it the Little Yampa Canyon. Regardless of how you refer to this beautiful place, one thing is clear…it is a gem of a natural resource right in your back yard. We tend to get a little Steamboat-centric here in the Yampa Valley, particularly during river season. Between surfing […]

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Pure Colorado cutthroats call Steamboat Ski Area home

The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on July 13th, 2016. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2016/jul/13/pure-colorado-cutthroats-call-steamboat-ski-area-h/ Steamboat Springs — After years of exploring small streams in remote corners of Northwest Colorado working to save the Yampa River Basin’s only native trout, U.S. Forest Service […]

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July 9th – Yampa River Cleanup

Come Celebrate and Clean Up the Yampa River The national river conservation organization American Rivers has joined Friends of the Yampa, the City of Steamboat Springs,the CAN’d Aid Foundation, local citizens in NW Colorado and the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrotheads for a river-wide cleanup of the Yampa River on July 9th, 2016. See flyer […]

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The Best Festivals & Fairs in Colorado this Summer

While we, in the Yampa Valley, know this to be true, now the rest of Colorado knows it as well. TravelMag just listed the Yampa River Festival as one of the top events of the summer! You can view the article on their website at TravelMag.com. Full schedule of events is here, and don’t forget […]

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City presents Bear River Park conceptual plans

Steamboat Springs — Officials with the city of Steamboat Springs and the National Park Service on Tuesday revealed two very different conceptual designs for the future of Bear River Park in west Steamboat. Under option A, the park would be designed as a passive park, with nature trails along the Yampa River, new basketball courts, […]

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Catch the Drift

A project introduced by Leadership Steamboat, Catch the Drift’s goal is to foster stewardship locally and statewide by cultivating education within the community and greater users of the Yampa River resulting in a well-respected and protected Yampa River.

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Yampa River Structures Project

In August of 2012, FOTY received a grant from the State of Colorado’s Water Conservation Board to carry out a project titled the Yampa River Structures Project. This project will design, engineer, permit, build and improve on several instream, recreational and environmental rock structures in the Yampa River, in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. These structure projects include: regrading and replanting riparian habitat, creating formalized river access points, removing debris from the river, repair/enhancing existing boating structures and installing a new boating structure.

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Watershed Planning on the Yampa River

The Yampa River watershed is known throughout Colorado as a relatively high‐quality watershed, but as land‐uses change, water demand increases, and natural events occur, such as forest beetlekill, balancing the uses and needs for water and protecting water quality requires more coordination among stakeholders. The Friends of the Yampa and its partners are addressing watershed issues for the Yampa River and its tributaries from its confluence with the Green River up to its headwaters, including Elkhead Creek and the Elk River in Routt and Moffat Counties.

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