Platte River Recovery Program

In 1997, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and the Department of Interior formed a unique partnership with the goal of developing a shared approach to managing the Platte River. Water users from the three states and local and national conservation groups joined the effort. Together, these stakeholders developed an innovative approach for improving the management of the Platte — for the health of the ecosystem and the people who depend on it.

The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (Program) is the result of that planning effort. The Program is focused on implementing this shared vision for creating and maintaining habitats on the Platte. The Program Area and associated habitats can be viewed on this interactive map.

The Program is organized around a water implementation plan, a land conservation plan, and an adaptive management plan for the four target species.

Colorado water users have representation on the Program’s Governance Committee and advisory committees through membership in SPWRAP.