Program partners fully participate in developing and implementing management actions leading toward delisting of the endangered Colorado River fishes.
The Recovery Program demonstrates that public and private partnerships can effectively work toward recovery of endangered species and resolve Endangered Species Act-related conflicts. Recovery Program partners recognize and have embraced the fact that collaboration and broad grassroots support are essential given the Upper Colorado River Basin's complex and significant habitat changes, continuing additional demands on water resources, and the long-term commitments required for species' recovery efforts.
Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program Partners:
- State of Colorado
- State of Utah
- State of Wyoming
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Colorado River Energy Distributors Association
- Colorado Water Congress
- National Park Service
- The Nature Conservancy
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Utah Water Users Association
- Western Area Power Administration
- Western Resource Advocates
- Wyoming Water Association
Department of Interior's Cooperative Conservation Award
The Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program received the Department of Interior's Cooperative Conservation Award in 2008. The Cooperative Conservation Award recognizes groups and individuals who achieve excellence in conservation through collaboration and partnerships.