Upper South Platte Watershed

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) formed in 1998, and seeks to improve and protect a watershed that covers approximately 2,600 square miles of central Colorado from the Continental Divide to Strontia Springs Reservoir, southwest of Denver. The watershed is a recreational mecca with over 1.2 million acres of public lands; it provides municipal water for about 75% of Colorado’s residents; it is renowned for its "gold-medal" fishing streams; and it is home to numerous threatened and endangered species.

Journey with us, through this interactive web site project. Choose locations throughout the watershed to engage in high quality, immersive and interactive 360 degree panorama Virtual Tours and participate in the on-line Watershed Community Center. You will see ongoing efforts to document how large-scale watershed restoration can be achieved and encouraged through the use of technology, community education, and partnerships.