Wetlands Conserved In The Smith Fork Valley

Alexus Kelley News

ERO Resources Corporation assisted Colorado West Land Trust, the Clipper Ditch Company, and the Bureau of Reclamation in the conservation easement/habitat replacement in the Smith Fork Valley. The project conserved 42.5 acres as part of a habitat replacement project in Delta County. ERO was responsible for the habitat replacement work done to prevent selenium loading in the Colorado River watershed. An innovative conservation approach was used to mitigate for the habitat loss that occurs in association with piping to conserve wetlands. In addition, a 50-year habitat management plan with Reclamation was completed to ensure that the natural wetlands remain as natural scenic open space for wildlife habitat forever.