A Day on the Dolores

Going out to the wild places we love is one of best ways to help us keep the faith, hang tough, stay committed… for what can be difficult and grinding campaigns to protect them for the long-term. A few weeks ago, a group of 17 supporters of the Dolores River Boating Advocates did … read more


The Dolores River Gets a “Creative Solution to a Vexing Problem”

Southwest Colorado’s Dolores River Boating Advocates have collaborated with a landowner on the upper Dolores River to build a river fence that solves a mutual problem: fencing cows while keeping the river safe for boaters to pass. Spring run-off creates rushing water – great for boating and a great natural … read more


We Are All Stewards of the Dolores River

Jane Dally, a board member of the Dolores River Boating Advocates in Colorado, wrote the following article for the group’s first newsletter of 2014. It’s a nicely written piece about stewardship and the fundamentals of advocating for places we love: spending time in that place, taking care of it, knowing … read more


Take a Google Earth “fly-by” of the Dolores River

It’s early December and the temperatures in southwest Colorado are in the minus-‘teens, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit one of the region’s most spectacular rivers. How, you ask?  By “flying” the Dolores River courtesy of a new Google Earth digital tour, hosted here on our website. Last fall, … read more


Conservation Youth Corps in the Southwest: Collaborating for Large-scale River Restoration

In recent years, six separate youth conservation corps based in Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Arizona have collaborated to restore habitat along various rivers in the Colorado River Basin. Their collective work—while geographically expansive and ambitious in scope—is gaining momentum. This website is documenting and promoting the cooperative success of these … read more


Flash Flooding on the Lower Dolores River: What About the Fish?

Three native fish species that live in the Dolores River in southwest Colorado have been receiving a fair bit of press lately. Their story – and tribulations – show how interconnected, complex, fragile and sometimes resilient, river ecosystems are. Their plight has also inspired an array of people in the … read more


Dolores River Boating Advocates: Ringing in the River Season

Spring is quickly turning into summer in southwest Colorado, and that means we’re in the thick of river season. The Dolores River Boating Advocates have a full schedule of festivals, stewardship projects, and fundraising efforts underway. The big-picture goal? – Optimize flows, restore the natural environment, and permanently protect the … read more


Calling all Runners: Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Turn your run into an opportunity to protect our National Conservation Lands! We’re partnering with runners around the country to help make sure we protect some of our most treasured public lands. Join The Conservation Lands Foundation’s Team for the Colfax Marathon in Denver On May 19, 2013! Don’t want … read more


Fish and Flows on the Dolores River

Approximately 25 avid paddlers, river runners and outfitters gathered Feb. 11 in Mancos, CO to talk about one of the boating community’s favorite waterways: the Dolores River. The meeting was about a proposed plan to improve habitat for rare native fish in the river and protect water supplies for people. … read more


Listen Up! for “The River Trip” Radio Show, Coming this Valentine’s Day

The Dolores River Boating Advocates invite you to join them for a new radio show dedicated to Dolores River news and announcements, special guests, and stories from river runners. The show will air the second Thursday of every month at 8:30 am (MST), beginning on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8:30 … read more