Restoration & Resiliency

Our Restoration & Resiliency Program builds on our long-standing commitment to partnering with landowners to protect and enhance the value of their land and water resources. This program is designed to provide landowners with the financial and technical support they need to achieve their long-term conservation goals.
By collaborating closely with landowners, our dedicated staff helps to secure necessary resources and develop tailored action plans that address unique challenges and opportunities. Whether it’s improving wildlife connectivity, restoring high-elevation meadows, managing forest health, or enhancing water-holding capacity, our goal is to ensure the resilience and sustainability of the land.

Wildlife Freindly Fencing

One focus of our Restoration & Resiliency Program is improving wildlife connectivity by removing derelict fencing and installing wildlife-friendly alternatives. Degraded fences throughout our region create obstacles for migrating wildlife and pose serious hazards. Many conservation landowners face challenges in removing and disposing of these fences on their own. To address this, we provides support, enlisting work crews to remove old fencing and replace it with designs that allow wildlife to move freely and safely across the landscape. This effort not only benefits wildlife but also enhances the overall health and resilience of the land.

Wildfire Mitigation

In Log Hill Mesa, we partnered with the West Region Wildfire Council and the Log Hill Fire Protection District to support the Montgomery family in implementing critical fire mitigation measures.

Funded by Great Outdoors Colorado and the Colorado State Forest Service, this project created a firebreak and has the potential to protect over 650 homes in the Log Hill community. This project furthers our commitment to assist landowners in improving forest health and ensuring the resilience of their land.

Wetland Restoration

Our Restoration & Resiliency Program assists landowners in restoring wetlands using innovative techniques like beaver dam analogs and Zuni bowls. Beaver dam analogs mimic natural beaver activity to slow water flow, increase retention, and create beneficial ponds, while Zuni bowls stabilize erosion-prone areas, slow runoff, and promote sediment deposition to restore native vegetation. These methods improve groundwater recharge, enhance ecosystem resilience, and support biodiversity. CWLT provides technical assistance and resources to ensure successful and sustainable wetland restoration, preserving these vital ecosystems.

Intrerested in Getting Involved?

If you’re a landowner interested in our Restoration & Resiliency Program or a community member wanting to volunteer, visit our contact page and reach out to David Varner for more information.