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Gallinas Restoration Interest Form

 

Dear Landowner/Land Manager,

The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance (HPWA) is starting a new round of watershed health improvement projects in the Upper Gallinas Watershed (Gallinas Creek, El Porvenir Creek, their tributaries and nearby uplands).  The ability of our watershed to provide clean and abundant water as well as many other natural resources (like fish, wildlife, timber, rangeland, recreation areas, and medicinal and edible plants) into the future depends on the health of the land.  HPWA has obtained grant funding to help landowners improve the condition of their land so it benefits landowners, the community and the entire watershed.

We are looking for landowners who are willing to work with us to design and do projects with a good promise of improving the condition of the land as it relates to watershed health.  Examples of the types of projects we would like to do are:

  • Stream bank or upland erosion control;
  • Improve livestock management (fencing, water systems, pasture improvements);
  • Wetland restoration (protecting, rebuilding or improving wetlands);
  • Stream restoration and fish habitat enhancement;
  • Plant upland or riparian (streamside or wetland) vegetation;
  • Wildlife habitat improvements (especially beaver);
  • Improve stream crossings.

While the funding to do these projects is provided by our grant, we encourage landowners to contribute to the projects in any way they can (e.g. lending a hand, loaning equipment or contributing funds).  This will help the limited dollars we have to go further. 

If you believe that you have a watershed health issue on your land that needs help or an opportunity to improve the condition of your land and are willing to work together with us, please fill out the form below.  You are welcome to call or emails us to talk through your potential project too.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. The Gallinas is important to all of us, and it will take all of us working together to keep it healthy. We look forward to working with you to make sure that we are leaving a healthy river and watershed for our children.

Respectfully,                           

Lea Knutson, Executive Director                                       Katie Withnall, Technical Coordinator

 

Gallinas Restoration Project Interest Form

If you are interested in working with us to help improve the health of your land, fill out this form and we’ll start the discussion to develop a project that works well both for you and for our watershed.

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