About the State of the Rockies Project
Building upon 130 years of service to the region, the Rockies
Project conducts state-of-the-art research helping Rockies residents clearly
see our communities, our environment and our economy so we can better
shape our future.
Colorado College students, faculty, and staff interested in the long-term
viability of Rockies’ communities and environment.
We Strive To:
- Inform stakeholders about critical regional issues.
- Encourage dialogue and collaborative action to protect
and nurture the Rockies.
- Connect peer communities by sharing ‘best practices.
- Stimulate Colorado College student contributions
and outreach in the Rockies.
What We Do:
Through student-faculty-staff collaboration we:
- Ask interesting questions
- Gather relevant data
- Publish informative annual reports
- Hold stimulating discussions
- Enrich Rockies’ dialogue
2011-12 State of the Rockies Project: The Colorado River Basin- Agenda for Use, Restoration, and Sustainability for the Next Generation
This year's Rockies project is incorporating new and traditional aspects of the Project including:
- Summer Research with a two-week field research trip throughout the Basin
- Polling of college-age students to see what the next generation values in the Basin
- A Save the Colorado River Basin banner photo contest
- A source-to-sea journey down the Colorado River by Rockies field researcher Will Stauffer-Norris
- A monthly speakers series bringing experts on the Basin to Colorado College
- Posting videos of the speakers series and Rockies research to the Project's YouTube channel
- Publication of the annual State of the Rockies Project Report Card
- The annual State of the Rockies Project Spring Conference
To see more information regarding this year's topic, go to the Rockies Colorado River Basin page.