Stewardship and Citizen Science
With important western rivers running through the heart of each NCA, the vegetative communities (riparian area) along these waterways are vital to the overall health of the landscapes. CCA's growing portfolio of river restoration efforts includes six sites along the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River through the McInnis Canyons NCA and a myriad of opportunities for volunteer engagement across all three NCAs.
In monitoring the diverse recreation areas and trail types found across all three of western Colorado’s NCAs, our program empowers our volunteers to provide the BLM with relevant and timely information about how, when and by whom, these areas are being used. This information is critical to BLM’s effective management of these unique and well-loved resources.