About Us

The Colorado Riparian Association was formed in 1989 by a small group of dreamers who believed that our riparian zones should not become sacrifice areas.

Our Mission: To promote the conservation, restoration, and preservation of Colorado’s riparian areas and wetlands.

North Fork Gunnison River near Paonia, Colorado, Credit: Jeff Crane

Goals

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To foster a practical and scientific understanding of riparian areas and wetlands in Colorado.

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To promote sound management of riparian areas and wetlands in Colorado through demonstration and education.

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To promote communication and coordination among all people interested in riparian areas and wetlands in Colorado.

Executive Committee

President: Chris Sturm, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Vice President: Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Treasurer: Stephanie DiBetitto, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Secretary: Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Board of Directors

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Chris Sturm, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Parker Scherman, Flywater Inc.

Stephanie DiBetitto, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Rachel Williams, Otak, Inc.

Gilbert Barth, SS Papadopulos

Brad Johnson, Johnson Environmental Consulting

Jen Shanahan, City of Fort Collins

Education and Outreach Committee

*Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Membership Committee

Amy McMahon, FlyWater, Inc.

Awards Committee

Brad Johnson, Johnson Environmental Consulting

Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference Committee

Chris Sturm, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Amy McMahon, FlyWater, Inc.

An asterisk * denotes a committee chair.

Colorado Riparian Association