The Healthy Rivers and Streams Fund Program was authorized by Pitkin County voters in November 2008.  The inaugural Advisory Board was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners in 2009.

Bald Eagles along Roaring Fork River Basalt, CO

Goals of the Board
Maintaining and improving water quality and quantity within the  Roaring Fork watershed;  Purchasing, adjudicating changes of, leasing, using, banking, selling, and protecting water rights for the benefit of the Roaring Fork watershed;  Working to secure, create and augment minimum stream flows in conjunction with non-profits, grant agencies, and appropriate State and Federal agencies to ensure ecological health, recreational opportunities, and wildlife and riparian habitat; promoting water conservation; and Improving and constructing capital facilities that contribute to the objectives listed above.

Governing Documents
Ballot Language

Pitkin County Home Rule Charter
Pitkin County Governance Policy Standard of Conduct
Pitkin County Governance Policy on Citizen Boards

 Policy Statements:

Storage Water Use

Agricultural Water Use 

Riparian Zones