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Fryingpan River Study

Pre-2010 Fryingpan Research

RFC Conducts Comprehenisve Study of Lower Fryingpan River

Two years of extreme drought conditions and declining wildlife populations has Roaring Fork Conservancy and local citizens concerned for the health of the Fryingpan River. Roaring Fork Conservancy is launching into a series of studies to better understand the river’s health. The studies, collectively called the Comprehensive Lower Fryingpan River Assessment has an overall goal to ensure the environment and economical sustainability of the Lower Fryingpan River, including its designation as a “Gold Medal Fishery”. The 13 miles of river below Ruedi Dam is some of the most popular fly fishing in the world and pumps millions of dollars annually into the local economy. For more information download the Fryingpan Study Background Document.

Lower Fryingpan River Didymo Study Update

Click here to learn more about the Lower Fryingpan River Comprehensive Study

Rick Lofaro Explains 2013-2014 Fryingpan River Study

Timeline for Lower Fryingpan Comprehensive Assessment
Roaring Fork Conservancy has updated the timeline for the 2013-2014 Comprehensive Lower Fryingpan River Study. To view the study plan visit click here

Fryingpan Study Documents
Lower Fryingpan River Comprehensive Study Background Document
Fryingpan American Dipper Study Final Report

8/8/14 Fryingpan Study Preliminary Comments and Update


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2013-15 Fryingpan Study Funders

Aspen Skiing Company Environment Foundation
Eagle County
RFC Donors
Ruedi Water & Power Authority
Town of Basalt

2013-15 Fryingpan Study Partners
Colorado Mountain College - Natural Resource Management Program
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Colorado State University
Dee Malone
Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc.
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Ruedi Water & Power Authority
Lotic Hydrological LLC
White River National Forest

Fryingpan River in the News

Visitor use and spending in the Fryingpan Valley to be studied - Aspen Daily News 3/28/14

Local Group to Study Fryingpan/Ruedi Impact
- Aspen Public Radio 3/27/14

Fryingan's Economic role being studied
- Post Independent 3/27/14

Fryingpan's Economic role being studied
- Aspen Times 3/27/14

Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery Near Basalt
 - Aspen Public Radio 10/30/13

Scientists Check Fryingpan Health
- Aspen Times 10/29/13

Is There Something Fishy with the Fryingpan
- Moldy Chum 10/1/13

Is There Something Fishy with the Fryingpan
- Aspen Daily News 9/29/13

Concerns Arise About Fryingpan River's Health
- Aspen Times 8/16/13


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ROARING FORK CONSERVANCY Brings People Together to Protect Our Rivers
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