Promote forest, community, and watershed resilience through collaboration.
A resilient and adaptive upper Dolores River watershed that provides ecosystem services, maintains ecological integrity, and sustains community values in the face of environmental change, supported by a diverse and active collaborative group.
PROGRAM AREAS & STRATEGIES
COLLABORATE WITH LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
On active forest treatments, mapping and analyses, policy recommendations, and monitoring and adaptive management efforts.
DWRF prioritizes work on public and private lands that enhance ecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity, and reduce risks to homes, water supplies, infrastructure, and community assets.
FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Increase local forest product industry capacity, viability, and sustainability by integrating them into forest treatment initiatives that reduce risk and enhance resilience.
RESILIENT FORESTS & COMMUNITIES
Foster a network of professionals and residents in order to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from severe wildfire, post-fire effects, and other disturbances.
Serve as a liaison to our communities by supporting, developing, and implementing educational programs that advance understanding of our local ecosystems and inspire action that reduces risk and promotes resilience.
Be a transparent, inclusive, effective, and engaged collaborative that is a community leader and resource for watershed protection and restoration.
PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS
Empire Electric Association
Interested Community Members