RRAFT coordinates with land management agencies to determine conservation project priorities in areas across Colorado and Utah. Our team is excited to provide customized conservation trips to help our partners meet a wide variety of stewardship goals. We offer resources for conservation work and teams of volunteers on raft-assisted trips as well as assistance in logistics and trip planning for customized projects!

Types of Projects we help to support:

  • Invasive plant species removal along riverbanks including chainsaw work
  • Species and vegetation monitoring
  • Campsite and trail maintenance
  • Scientific research and data gathering
  • General river and trash cleanup
  • Clearing of debris after floods
  • Working with private landowners to meet important land management goals and to establish better access to rivers for boaters
  • Riparian restoration work
  • Bank stabilization and erosion control
  • Public education and outreach

Photo credit: Jennie Noreen

Photo credit: Kevin Noreen

What we offer:

  • Access to remote riparian areas
  • Trip planning and logistics
  • Professional raft guides and trip outfitting
  • Medical support
  • Volunteers
  • Monitoring and research
  • Environmental education courses

OUR Certifications:

  • CO and UT river guides
  • EMT, WFR, First Aid, & CPR
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Trained Sawyers
  • Project WET
  • Master Leave No Trace
  • Herbicide Applicator
RRAFT was a fantastic organization to work with because of their resources, ease of communication, knowledge of the area, attention to safety and careful planning to ensure a quality day for all involved!!
— Adam Beede, Gunnison Sockeyes