ABOUT US

MISSION

Promote forest, community, and watershed resilience through collaboration.

VISION

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

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

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.

Additionally, DWRF works to 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.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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.

COLLABORATIVE EFFECTIVENESS

Be a transparent, inclusive, effective, and engaged collaborative that is a community leader and resource for watershed protection and restoration.

PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS

Federal Agencies/Entities

State Agencies

Water

Local Government

Wood Products Industry

Aspen Wall Wood

Findley logging

Ironwood Group LLC

Montrose Forest Products

Short Forestry LLC

Stonertop Lumber

Underwood Forestry LLC

Local Organizations

Other

Empire Electric Association

Interested Community Members

Retired Professionals

Agricultural Producers

STAFF

COORDINATING

COMMITTEE

  • Jimbo Buickerood
    Jimbo Buickerood San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Derek Padilla
    Derek Padilla San Juan National Forest - Dolores District Ranger
  • Duncan Rose
    Duncan Rose Dolores River Anglers - TU
  • Floyd Cook
    Floyd Cook Dolores County Commissioner
  • Mike Preston
    Mike Preston Rocky Mtn Restoration Initiative - SW CO Steering Committee
  • David Sitton
    David Sitton Aspen Wall Wood
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