Alice Conovitz & the green line staff

Greetings CRA members and all green line readers. Autumn is always an exciting time for the community of professionals working on Colorado riparian and water quality issues. Summer projects are wrapping up, we contemplate spending more time in the office to review data, write reports, and process the summer’s activities, and several hundred people come together for the annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. CRA is pleased to once again co-sponsor this important conference. Additionally, CRA members will be giving talks and hosting a panel discussion by stream restoration experts.
The articles in this fall edition of the green line provide more detail on topics that are likely to come up during the conference. Amy Stengel brings us an overview of invasive aquatic species causing concerns in Colorado and the nation. Blair Hurst provides a second installment to update readers on the McIntyre Gulch Enhancement project in Denver (see the spring 2009 green line for the first overview of this project). This issue also includes an overview of the new USGS Stream Stats program, a preview of the second edition of Mammals of Colorado, and our regular Research Summaries and announcements features.
Remember to keep CRA in mind this fall and winter when you are back in your office reviewing the successes of your summer riparian projects. The green line is an excellent venue to publish your articles and event announcements. Contact us at with your newsletter submissions and ideas.
Thank you!

Colorado Riparian Association