In 2013, the NFF embarked upon a collaborative effort to improve the wetland and stream ecology of the valley, and to honor the rich military history of the Eagle River at Camp Hale.
Tucked into a high elevation watershed along the west slope of the Continental Divide in central Colorado are the headwaters of the Eagle River, a prominent tributary of the Upper Colorado River. These waters flow from each winter’s snowpack and they are the life blood of both human and ecological communities in western and eastern Colorado.
The area is a year-round recreation mecca for camping and hiking, skiing, hunting, wildlife watching, and off-road vehicles. The headwaters of the Eagle River also provide habitat for wildlife such as elk, bear, lynx, pine marten, marmot, pika, otter, trout, white-tailed ptarmigan, rosy finches, migratory songbirds and waterfowl. And underlying the iconic beauty of the landscape there is an important story in U.S. history.