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: Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Vice President: Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Treasurer: Gil Barth, SS Papadopulos

Secretary: Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Board of Directors

Ethan Ader, Otak, Inc.

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Gil Barth, SS Papadopulos

Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Brad Johnson, Johnson Environmental Consulting

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Jen Shanahan, City of Fort Collins

Rachel Williams, Otak, Inc.

Education and Outreach Committee

*Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Gil Barth, SS Papadopulos

Rachel Williams, Otak, Inc.

Ethan Ader, Otak, Inc.

Membership Committee

Amy Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Awards Committee

Brad Johnson, Johnson Environmental Consulting

Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference Committee

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Amy Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Sarah Hinshaw, Colorado State University

An asterisk * denotes a committee chair.

Colorado Riparian Association