About us

The San Juan - Chama Watershed Partnership is a partnership of local, county, state, tribal, and federal agencies; non-government organizations; and local individuals that come together to support a watershed that has a healthy ecosystem, a vibrant economy, and sustainable communities for the people who live and depend on this watershed.

 
View of New Mexico from the Continental Divide Trail - Cumbres Pass South Photo by Caitlin Barbour

View of New Mexico from the Continental Divide Trail - Cumbres Pass South
Photo by Caitlin Barbour

Mission

The mission of the San Juan - Chama Watershed Partnership is to protect and enhance the watershed health and water supply conditions of the Rio Chama from headwaters to the confluence of the Rio Grande, and the tributaries (Navajo River, Little Navajo River, and Rio Blanco) that contribute to the New Mexico Bureau of Reclamation’s San Juan – Chama Diversion Project.

Vision

We envision collaborative decision making and implementation partnerships to help manage a landscape prepared for water shortage and wildfire. We envision a landscape that is both protected and productive for local communities within our region, and stewardship that provides adequate natural resources for downstream users.

The Partnership works to provide collaboration between relevant local, county, state, tribal and federal agencies; non-government organizations; and local individuals to convene education and outreach initiatives on behalf of stakeholders throughout the region. The partnership also provides an inclusive platform to collaborate on ecosystem-wide consideration, planning, and implementation of restoration practices and projects in the Chama (and tributary) basins.

Goals (Principles & Objectives)

  1. Sponsor efforts to achieve collaboration across a spectrum of community members, business owners, and land managers. 

  2. Encourage and participate in effective outreach to reach potential and active participants that represent diversity geographically, institutionally, economically, and socially.

  3. Prepare for, raise awareness of, plan for, and take actions that, on a landscape level, promote sustainability of resources that honors and sustains economic, ecological and social systems.

  4. Enhance regional economic viability and use of forest products.

 

P.O. Box 5701, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
sjcwatershedpartnership@gmail.com