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The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP), in cooperation with its federal, state, local government, environmental organization, business community, and individual partners, has worked to improve the water quality and ecologic health of the watershed through a variety of projects, including forest restoration, fire rehabilitation, river/riparian restoration, environmental education, monitoring, and obtaining conservation easements on critical lands.
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NOTE!: The Coalition for the Upper South Platte created a new web site and are not linking to this old archived material. However, Mountain Visions is archiving this material as an historical record. Please visit the new site for up to date information.
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Watershed Watch - Volume 7, Number 3, Fall 2007 (2.1 MB PDF file)

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Working to Restore the Watershed
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) formed in 1998, and seeks to improve and protect a watershed that covers approximately 2,600 square miles of central Colorado from the Continental Divide to Strontia Springs Reservoir, southwest of Denver. The watershed is a recreational mecca with over 1.2 million acres of public lands; it provides municipal water for about 75% of Colorado’s residents; it is renowned for its "gold-medal" fishing streams; and it is home to numerous threatened and endangered species.

The Upper South Platte Watershed varies in elevation from about 6,000 to over 14,000 feet above sea level and contains five major municipal and several smaller reservoirs.

Pelicans at Antero Reservoir.Journey with us, through this interactive web site project. Choose locations throughout the watershed to engage in high quality, immersive and interactive 360 degree panorama Virtual Tours and participate in the on-line Watershed Community Center. You will see ongoing efforts to document how large-scale watershed restoration can be achieved and encouraged through the use of technology, community education, and partnerships.

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Hayman Fire 2002 History and Recovery Information
Trail Restoration Efforts
Trees For Trout Project
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Last update: 8/27/15

This project supported by a grant awarded to the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Inc. from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

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