The following agencies and organizations often work with the Roundtable. You can find out more about them by following the links below.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) represents each major water basin, Denver and other state agencies in our joint effort to use water wisely and protect our water for future generations.
The City of Steamboat Springs has a vision to preserve our past while assuring an economically, culturally, and environmentally sustainable future. Its mission is to plan, partner, and provide superior services and a safe environment in our thriving, authentic community.
Located in the Northwest corner of Colorado, Craig is home to an unspoiled landscape and laid-back lifestyle that make it the perfect place to escape big city life. Situated midway between Denver and Salt Lake City, our surrounding rivers, canyons and national forests encompass 1.8 million acres of public lands making Craig a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking an experience off the beaten path. The pace of life in our corner of the state means there is more time for family and unlimited adventure in our wide-open spaces. Welcome to Craig-- small town living, big backyard!
Mission: To improve the quality of life in Moffat County by providing essential services through and with leadership, teamwork and integrity.
Purpose: Govern responsibly in accordance with the State constitution and on behalf of the legislature in order to represent the interest of, and provide public services to the citizens of Moffat County. Provide a natural and social environment suitable for a variety of commercial, recreational and personal pursuits in which people can live, work, play, grow up and grow old, reasonably safe from crime and other harm.
You won’t find big box stores, restaurant chains or a stop light in Meeker but, you will find small town charm, rich in history and family values, we are known for our western hospitality, uncrowded streets and low crime rates. Meeker is a safe place to raise a family. Our small community of 2,242 residents is nestled alongside the White River close to the mountains of White River National Forest and the pristine Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Outdoor enthusiasts will find an abundance of recreational opportunities right outside their back door. With our clean air, crystal clear water and the unprecedented beauty of the countryside, visitors have been known to say that “Meeker is a little slice of heaven.” We happen to agree and invite you to come and see what we have to offer. We think you’ll like what you find.
The Town of Rangely is located on the Lower White River and gets its drinking water and irrigation water from the White. The White River is the lifeblood of residential, commercial, agricultural and recreational activities around Rangely, helping to make Rangely “Way Outside of Ordinary”. We are interested in developing more recreational activities along the White while preserving and improving our historical agricultural and resource extraction activities in harmony with wildlife.
Mission is “To lead water resource management within the District’s boundaries by responsibly conserving, protecting, developing, providing and enhancing the water resources of the Yampa River Basin. The District will initiate and participate in projects that embody and promote the protection of water rights, provide broad benefits to District constituents and develop projects that provide responsible conservation, responsible growth, beneficial water storage and usage, and public awareness within the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District”.
Our Mission Statement: To lead in the protection, conservation, use, and development of the water resources in the Colorado River basin for the welfare of the District, and to safeguard for Colorado all waters of the Colorado River to which the state is entitled.
Yellow Jacket Conservancy District
The Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District was formed to provide for the conservation of the water resources of the state of Colorado and for the greatest beneficial use of water within the state. The District covers portions of Rio Blanco, Moffat and Garfield Counties and is governed by a court-appointed board of directors.
The function of the Douglas Creek Conservation District is to make available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land manager with conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.
The mission of the Douglas Creek Conservation District is to provide guidance and technical assistance to encourage and promote the wise use of all the natural resources within the District by private landowners and government land management agencies.
RBWCD’s area of responsibilities include the management of Taylor Draw, Taylor Draw Hydroelectric, and Kenney Reservoir as well as a much wider range of oversight. Attached to the creation of Taylor Draw Dam is a significant inventory of man-made wetlands, rangeland, and managed agricultural land. Altogether the RBWCD manages in excess of 1,200 acres of which approximately 50% of the lands are in various stages of wetland succession, 20% designated for agriculture and wildlife food source mitigation, with the remaining acres left as varying types of rangeland--mitigating the habitat lost with the construction of Taylor Draw and Kenney Reservoir. The vast majority of these lands are open for public use.
The function of the White River Conservation District is to make available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate then so that they meet the needs of the local land manager with conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.
The mission of the White River Conservation District is to provide guidance and technical
assistance to encourage and promote the wise use of all the natural resources within the District by private landowners and government land management agencies.
The Mount Werner Water District is committed to providing our customers the highest quality and most cost-effective water and wastewater services in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations while preserving public health, protecting the environment, and ensuring the utmost customer satisfaction.
In 1881, the Colorado legislature established the Office of the State Irrigation Engineer, referred to today as the Colorado Division of Water Resources. The agency’s primary responsibility is the administration of the appropriation doctrine (first in time, first in right). Among the many roles of the Colorado Division of Water Resources, a particularly important one is tracking the use of water.
The State Engineer depends on the Deputy State Engineers, Division Engineers and Water Commissioners to carry out the duties of the agency. Water Commissioners are responsible for the day to day administration of water rights, for collecting records of diversions and reservoir storage levels, and conducting field inspections to verify the accuracy of water right applications and to verify the existence and use of wells. All of their actions are performed under the direction of the State Engineer and Division Engineer.
The Nature Conservancy is working to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. Colorado’s challenges require far-sighted solutions that combine science and creativity. By working together, we can chart Colorado’s future and inspire people to take action.
Tri-State’s mission is to provide reliable, affordable and responsible power in accordance with cooperative principles. Tri-State’s membership includes 43 distribution cooperatives and public power districts that collectively serve 1.3 million people across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West, including the states of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Friends of the Yampa's mission is to protect and enhance the environmental and recreational integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries, through stewardship, advocacy, education and partnerships. Friends of the Yampa is an integral part of the IWMP process, representing environmental and recreational stakeholders in the Yampa River watershed.
The Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) is a local, nonprofit organization located in northwest Colorado serving the Yampa Valley. Our office is in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We have been promoting agriculture in the Yampa River Valley since 1999 and working to ensure the vitality and continuity of local agriculture. We lead community to grow agriculture and to create alliance among individuals with shared passions and goals. In short, we believe Ag Matters!
River Network empowers and unites people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain all life. We envision a future with clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective, and courageous champions for our rivers.