About Western Slope Conservation Center
Western Slope Conservation Center is based in Paonia, CO and works to build an aware and active community that protects, preserves and enhances the natural, human and economic resources of the North Fork of the Gunnison and the Lower Gunnison Watersheds. Founded 35 years ago, this organization takes a community-directed, solution-focused approach to watershed restoration and river rehabilitation. Their 400 members include ranchers, academics, retired coal miners, farmers, orchardists, small business owners, artists and artisans. This group also works to promote, steward and advocate for the National Conservation Lands in their area, which include Dominguez-Escalante and Gunnison Gorge national conservation areas.