Read a letter from the Director of our Colorado River Program about our accomplishments in 2016 and what lies ahead.
Explore our interactive map of the Colorado River Basin to learn where our conservation work takes place and how it works.
Agricultural and environmental interest groups are working together to use water as wisely as possible.
Season Martin, water projects and sustainable finance director, is working on market-based approaches to restoring healthy river flows in the Colorado River basin. Here's how water markets and impact investment can help save the river.
For three days in March, Conservancy staff, trustees and partners came together in Nevada—the driest state in the nation—to talk about water at the Colorado River Summit.
Three years after an historic agreement to manage the Colorado River, we check in with scientist Eloise Kendy to see the progress that's been achieved.
Arizona’s first water fund is designed to secure their state’s water future.
The Animas River Spill showed how much farms and cities – even those far away from hard rock mines – depend on clean abundant water from the Colorado River system.
Colorado filmmaker and photographer Pete McBride has spent years chasing and documenting the Colorado River. Find out what sparked his passion for this iconic river.
Read Nature Conservancy Magazine's feature story on the quiet resurrection of the Colorado River after last year's pulse flow.
Conservancy scientist Eloise Kendy travels a familiar road to see the results of last year's historic water release.
Over seven miles of San Juan River have been restored with help from local Navajo organization and farmers.
Conservancy scientist Eloise Kendy returns to the Colorado River Delta to see the results of the historic release of water.
Improving irrigation to save a river.
Thanks to an historic agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, water—and hope—have returned to the Colorado River Delta.
How can you help the Colorado River? Count the many ways!
Conservancy scientist Eloise Kendy talks about the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that will allow for the release of water into the Colorado River Delta.
Is the Colorado River really a lost cause? As Water flows into the delta, our Colorado River Program Director Taylor Hawes sees hope.
See how The Nature Conservancy is making irrigation more efficient for nature and people along the Verde River.
Aaron Derwingson is busy building relationships with farmers and ranchers along the Colorado River. Together, they're creating strategies that provide water for crops while sustaining healthy river flows.
Scientists from across the Conservancy, including Colorado River Program Director Taylor Hawes, have a message of thanks for your support.
The Nature Conservancy's state director for Colorado shares his thoughts on resilience in the face of floods, fire and other challenges.
On Colorado's Dolores River, young volunteers are removing invasive tamarisk trees using chainsaws and a lot of elbow grease.
How can you help the Colorado River? Count the many ways here!
Can the mighty Colorado River reach the sea?
A senior freshwater scientist with the Conservancy explains how healthy nature can help us cope with drought.
An interview with Lisa Downes, who is heading the Conservancy's involvement in the effort to develop sustainability standards and recognition for large water users.
Two Arizona rivers—the Verde and the San Pedro—play critical, supporting roles to the mighty Colorado.