​​YAMPA VALLEY STREAM IMPROVEMENT CHARITABLE TRUST

YAMPA VALLEY STREAM IMPROVEMENT CHARITABLE TRUST

The mission of the YVSICT is to protect and enhance water quality, trout habitat and riparian areas of the Yampa Valley and adjacent drainages in northwest Colorado, and to educate the public and enhance awareness of environmental water issues. The YVSICT has implemented this mission statement over the past 30 years, each year building upon successful projects which have preceded. The YVSICT has worked successfully with local, state and federal governments, as well as other non-profits and local entities. The YVSICT looks forward to future stewardship projects. 

The YVSICT was established in 1985. Over the course of 30 years, we have contributed over $1,000,000 to local streams and rivers.  Projects include bank stabilization and structure placement  on the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs.  

We have created additional public access to the Chuck Lewis Sate Wildlife Area and enhanced the river up and down stream from the Gilroy Bridge with the construction of 19 in-stream structures, boulder clusters, and bank stabilization.  The  removal of 88 vehicles and metal debris that had been put in the river over the years was a major part of the project.

We are currently in the planning stage to improve a section of the Yampa owned by the BLM in Pleasant Valley, downstream from Sarvis Creek.