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Our Past Work

The Lake Fork Valley Conservancy was created December 2009 with the merging of two groups: The Lake Fork Land Trust and the Lake Fork Watershed Stakeholders. 

Learn more about the history here:

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Mine Reclamation

The LFVC has a long history of cleaning up mine waste. To date the LFVC has engaged in the remediation of 8 mines in the mountains above Lake City.

River Restoration

The LFVC has completed several river restoration projects. Notable projects include restoring the historic ditch that flows through town, the rock structures at the confluence of Henson Creek and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, and erosional prevention structures seen in the river through town.

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Land Conservation

The Lake Fork Valley Conservancy spearheaded conservation designations for the Plauche property at Lake San Cristobal and the Lake Fork Earth & Sky Center on the banks of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.

Environmental Monitoring

The LFVC is all about clean water, that's why we have been regularly monitoring stream quality in the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and Henson Creek for years.

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