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: Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Vice President: Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Treasurer: Gil Barth, SS Papadopulos

Secretary: Jen Shanahan, Independent

Board of Directors

Ethan Ader, Otak, Inc.

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Gil Barth, SS Papadopulos

Sarah Fancher, GEI Consultants

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Tyler Rosburg, ICON Engineering

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Jen Shanahan, Independent

Rachel Williams, Otak, Inc.

Education and Outreach Committee

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Ethan Ader, Otak, Inc.

Tyler Rosburg, ICON Engineering

Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Colin Barry, Ayres Associates

Membership Committee

Amy Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Awards Committee

Brad Johnson, Johnson Environmental Consulting

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Scholarship Committee

Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Ethan Ader, Otak, Inc.

Kim Lennberg, Alba Watershed Consulting

Sarah Fancher, GEI Consultants

Jen Shanahan, Independent

Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference Committee

Julie Ash, Stillwater Sciences

Andrea Harbin Monahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Parker Scherman, FlyWater, Inc.

Sarah Fancher, GEI Consultants

Curtis Hartenstine, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Colorado Riparian Association