The Desert Rivers Collaborative
The Desert Rivers Collaborative (DRC) is a good-to-know of collective started by Riversedge West that could be heading a project on a river near you!
By working with state and federal agencies, many different local and regional organization, and private landowners, the DRC works to achieve its mission:
Building upon decades of partners’ experiences, the DRC is striving to bring a strategic and coordinated approach to riparian restoration such that measurable, landscape-scale improvements can be achieved and sustained.
Protecting, restoring, and maintaining habitat for fish and wildlife species, including Colorado River endangered fish species
Promoting improvements in river function, flood control, and erosion mitigation
Fostering community pride and livelihood through improvement of recreational experiences and opportunities along our rivers
Providing the local community economic incentives and employment opportunities for removing invasive plant species on their own property
Employing adaptive management strategies that facilitate communication and coordination between land managers, landowners, and partners
To learn more about the Desert Rivers Collaborative, visit their webpage and check out their past, present, and future projects!