Watershed Wildlife: American River Otter

Here in Eagle County, there are more than 270 wildlife species that rely on the river. The clean water flowing through our valley supplies them with drinking water, sustains their food sources and supports the riparian zones they often claim as their habitat. One of those species is Mammalia, Carnivora,…

Does Above-Average Snowpack Mean Above-Average Runoff?

As the majority of us Vail-area locals have hung up our skis for the season and are trading in our boots for our Chacos, we might find ourselves reminiscing on what played out to be a pretty typical snow year – albeit one with a pretty atypical closure of the…

There’s a Weed in My Watershed

Weeds are a part of our watershed, whether we like them or not. Some weeds are a nuisance, but some are more harmful than others. Here in Eagle County, there are 35 plants on the noxious weeds list. Noxious weeds pose a threat to agriculture, recreation, wildlife, property or public…

Like a River, Just Go With the Flow

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As a child, one of my favorite Walt Disney movies was “Pocahontas.” The free-spirited young woman who dreams of more inspired me as I grew up and faced my own challenges. These days, as an adult, the songs of “Pocahontas” continue to ignite flames of inspiration within me. When she…

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