Welcome to the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program
Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program Balancing Resource Use and Conservation

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Restoration Activities

      Conservation Areas

Beal Lake Conservation Area on Havasu NWR – Photo by ReclamationAerial view of Phase 1 and 2 at Cibola Valley Conservation Area – Photo by ReclamationPlanted cottonwood trees – Photos by Reclamation

The initial years of the program focused on securing partnerships with resource agencies to ensure adequate land and water resources were available to create habitat and provide for its long term maintenance. Following a logical and standardized method to identify and select areas for restoration, 11 conservation areas are now in the program or being considered for inclusion into the program. Areas selected for restoration are referred to as Conservation Areas and are distributed over 276 river miles from Laughlin, Nevada, to the boundary with Mexico.

The Conservation Areas range from 1,352 acres of a cottonwood-willow-honey mesquite area, to over 200 acres of marsh, and 15 acres of backwater dedicated to native fish. They are located in Arizona, California, and Nevada and include partnerships with Federal refuges, state resource agencies, Native Tribes, irrigation districts, and local governments. Click here for a location map.

Links to each of the Conservation Areas are as follows:

Conservation Areas currently being evaluated for inclusion into the LCR MSCP are:

  • Parker Dam Camp

Conservation Areas that were evaluated and not included in the program at this time are at this link.

Updated January 7, 2020