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STREAM TRACKING IN THE ARAPAHO & ROOSEVELT NATIONAL FORESTS

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Do you like hiking and exploring your national forests?

Become a volunteer to record streamflow conditions throughout the

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests along the Colorado Front Range

There is more than one way you can help contribute observations of flow conditions on smaller streams that cross hiking trails or roads throughout the forest:

Hike a priority trail that has established hotspots of interest.

Explore the map and trails below!

Hike any trail or road and establish your own sites

Join us on a guided hike to learn to stream track while meeting new people

Check back here for more info coming soon!

Priority Trails

Blue Lake Trail

Blue Lake Trail

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Lower Dadd Gulch

Lower Dadd Gulch

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Crosier Mountain Trail

Crosier Mountain Trail

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Herman Gulch Trail

Herman Gulch Trail

Clear Creek Ranger District

Strawberry Creek to Caribou

Strawberry Creek to Caribou

Sulfur Ranger District

Big South Trail

Big South Trail

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Young Gulch Trail

Young Gulch Trail

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Bard Creek Trail

Bard Creek Trail

Clear Creek Ranger District

Resthouse Meadows Trail

Resthouse Meadows Trail

Clear Creek Ranger District

Morgan Gulch

Morgan Gulch

Sulfur Ranger District

Emmaline Lake Trail

Emmaline Lake Trail

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Lion Gulch Trail

Lion Gulch Trail

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Chicago Lakes Trail

Chicago Lakes Trail

Clear Creek Ranger District

High Lonesome Trail

High Lonesome Trail

Sulfur Ranger District

Forest Lakes

Forest Lakes

Boulder Ranger District

Why track streams?

Intermittent streams make up 69% of the total stream lengths on National Forests* and yet these smaller streams are rarely monitored and often poorly mapped. Your observations will be used to improve the mapping of where streams are located and how often they flow. Improved maps and increased monitoring of intermittent streams will then aid in management decisions made for the ARNF such as where streamside buffers are needed, road construction and culvert sizing, and source water protection plans. 

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