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VOC: The Importance of Riparian Habitat Restoration

By Allison P. Altaras

Did you know that Colorado is home to seven major river basins, each of which contains dozens of smaller rivers and streams? While each of these watercourses has its own unique ecosystem, many of them face similar challenges. Destruction of riparian habitats caused by erosion, pollution, the introduction of invasive species, wildfires, drought, and over-withdrawal of water is threatening many of Colorado’s rivers and streams. That is why VOC is excited to offer several riparian habitat restoration projects this year, including two at the Big Thompson Canyon in Loveland and one located along Cherry Creek in Parker…..

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