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Upper Rio Grande Basin: Watershed Health

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We all live in a watershed. But what is it and what is its place in our community?Colorado's Upper Rio Grande Basin is an 8,000 square mile area that provides water for drinking and agriculture, as well as offering opportunities for recreation and providing habitat for plants & animals. The forests that surround the San Luis Valley play a crucial role in providing natural resources to communities throughout the region. We all interact with the environment in different ways based on our values and understanding of the world around us. Sustainable, healthy watersheds depend on engaged communities to make informed decisions when it comes to protecting these natural resources.