The ERIA report was published in 2005. This science-based inventory of the condition of our rivers identified priority areas for restoration efforts. The ERIA continues to serve as the primary document guiding the ERWC’s efforts on the Eagle River today. The document provides a roadmap for our efforts to restore damaged habitat, enhance low impact recreation access, and preserve critical riparian parcels throughout our valley. From the headwaters of the Eagle River on Tennessee Pass to the confluence with the Colorado River, the ERIA offers guidance for restoration and conservation projects that provide the maximum ecological and social benefits for the environment and the community.
The ERIA is an important tool for decision makers to ensure our limited financial resources will be spent in the areas of greatest ecological priority combined with the strongest community support. Download a copy of the full report here.