Colorado’s Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program relies on active NPS partnerships with local, state, federal and tribal entities to meet the NPS Program’s goals.
Colorado’s NPS Alliance
The mission of the NPS Alliance is to collaboratively protect, restore, and improve Colorado’s water quality with a focus on nonpoint source pollution management and integrated solutions.
The Colorado Nonpoint Source Alliance is a volunteer group, meeting to address nonpoint source issues statewide as well as work with the Nonpoint Source Program to provide consultation on NPS planning activities and watershed implementation project application review. Alliance members include:
- Colorado Coalition to Enhance Working Lands (CO-CEWL)
- Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)
- Colorado Parks and Wildlife/River Watch (CPW)
- CSU’s Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP)
- CSU’s Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS)
- DNR Colorado Water Conservancy Bureau (CWCB)
- DNR Division of Reclamation and Mining Safety (DRMS)
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
- USDA Forest Service (USFS)
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- USDOI Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) NPS Liaison
CSU’s Colorado Water Center
The Colorado Water Center (CoWC) connects all water expertise in Colorado’s higher education system with research and education needs of Colorado’s water managers and users. Visit their website for resources and expertise.
CSU Extension Water Quality Programs
CSU Extension’s Agricultural Water Quality Program (AWQP) provides research, education and training on agricultural best management practices (BMPs). The AWQP team monitors BMP effectiveness through its Edge of Field Monitoring Project. More information is available here.
Colorado Watershed Assembly (CWA)
CWA supports collaborative efforts to protect and improve the conservation values of our state’s land, water, and other natural resources by providing the network to connect a diversity of interests with Colorado's watershed groups and other decision makers. They offer resources and services including watershed planning services, training, and facilitation to promote collaborative processes and civic engagement. Sign up for the Inflow newsletter here. Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org Casey Davenhill, Executive Director (303) 345-1675.
River Watch is a statewide volunteer water quality-monitoring program operated in partnership between River Science and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). More information, including volunteer and training opportunities is available here.
Additional Partner Links
- Colorado Watershed Assembly.
- Water Quality Control Division’s rivers, lakes and streams page.
- Water Quality Control Division’s grants and loans page.
- Colorado Water Conservation Board.
- Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.
- Department of Agriculture.
- Colorado State University CLEAN Center.
- Environmental Protection Agency.