The San Luis Valley Wetland Focus Area Committee (FAC) is pleased to help support the development and production of this booklet promoting management of wetlands, riparian areas, and agricultural areas towards a better and healthier ecosystem. The FAC is a group of people from various wildlife, water, and land agencies, non-profit organizations and interested citizens. It was established by the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Coloardo Parks and Wildlife) in 1997 and has been active throughout the San Luis Valley. The purpose of the committee is to help educate the public and to work together for the restoration, enhancement, and conservation of wetlands.
The content of this handbooks aims to provide landowners with resources to better understand the characteristics, functions, and management practices that can enhance wetlands, riparian areas, and agricultural lands. This tool helps connect landowners with land managers from organizations and agencies that can help them achieve their vision for their land.