With flood restoration work nearing completion, it’s time to think about the future of our beautiful watershed. What do we want it to look like twenty years from now? How can we ensure it will meet the long-term needs of our communities, our agricultural producers and our environment? This new planning project is focused on protecting healthy riparian ecosystems by balancing environmental, agricultural, municipal, and recreational uses of water. Through funding provided by Colorado Water Conservation Board and other partner contributions, the BTWC will lead a stream management planning project to work with stakeholders to define river goals, assess current conditions and identify strategies and projects to meet those goals. The project will focus on approximately 15 miles of river from the Big Thompson Canyon Mouth to I-25 and will build on prior planning efforts.