We're collecting baseline observations to support beaver re-establishment along the North Fork Colorado River in Rocky Mtn National Park's Kawuneeche Valley and downstream to Shadow Mtn Reservoir. Findings will be incorporated into the GIS program Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT). Git yer nerd on and help us explore this wonderful place for a good cause!
Document site-specific hydrology, riparian vegetation, and related species in the Colorado River, tributary creeks, and ponds in the Kawuneeche Valley.
Some caddisflies build cases using materials from their environment as protection against predators. Caddisflies (Trichoptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and mayflies (Ephemeroptera) are three aquatic macroinvertebrates indicating good water quality (adequate dissolved oxygen, low pollution).