SLVEC’s Mission is:
to protect and restore the biological diversity,
ecosystems, and natural resources in the Upper Rio Grande Basin
by balancing ecological values and sustainable human needs.
SLVEC has directed its organizational energies
to meet a diverse range of environmental and
related threats and challenges within modest
SLVEC'S Vision Statement:
The San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council fosters an environmental community where wildlands are protected and cherished for future generations. We advocate for public policy that nurtures community cooperation and investment. Through encouragement of good stewardship practices we provide tools that teach the wisdom of a complex ecosystem and highlight the design patterns that weave the constructive interplay between human cultures and the natural world. We embrace the preservation of natural beauty, biodiversity and the health of the San Luis Valley and Upper Rio Grande Region.
The San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council (SLVEC) is a 501C3 non-profit corporation incorporated in 1998 by a group of citizens concerned about impacts to public lands around the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado.
We believe in the power of education, stewardship, community involvement and public advocacy.
We have organized several different working groups, including the Friends of Wolf Creek, the Solar Working Group, CARE Air and Water Quality, Solid Waste Management Task Force and others, which have included hundreds of volunteers. SLVEC has over 400 members, who give what they can in money, time, or expertise. Because of their dedication and support, we have enjoyed many successes in helping to protect this beautiful area. We are very grateful to all of them.
If you would like to get involved, please e-mail us at email@example.com,
or call 719-589-1518.