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Get to Know Our Rivers

Field Experiences

The 'Get to Know Our Rivers' program is  a small group, on-the-water field experience for stakeholders, Tribes, water managers, NGO staff, policy experts and river scientists to learn about and discuss water-supply policy, river ecosystem health and requirements, reservoir operations, and the aspirations of traditional and non-traditional users of the Colorado River’s water. We offer an opportunity to get hands-on perspective with rivers around the West.

Flaming Gorge Dam/Lodore Canyon, August 23-27, 2021

This field experience included a visit to Flaming Gorge Dam, followed by a river trip through Lodore, Whirlpool, and Split Mountain Canyons. Discussions focused on the science of the river, water supply and management, reservoirs, water development and modern implementation of the Law of the River. Partnering with OARS and American Rivers, we pulled together some of the leading experts and important stakeholders for impactful and nuanced conversations about the future of this area and the river system as a whole.

Our Partners:

American Rivers

Since 1973, American Rivers has protected wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserved clean water for people and nature. With headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 300,000 supporters, members and volunteers across the country, they are a trusted and influential river conservation organization, delivering solutions for a better future.



OARS

Ranging from mild to wild and everything in between, OARS’ multi-day trips are the ultimate way to access some of the best wilderness areas on the planet and there’s no better way to truly disconnect. Multi-day river trips are a great way to be active, experience nature, unwind, and reconnect with those who matter most.