How and when we've been advocating for your clean air, water, and land in the
San Luis Valley
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We need your help! From donations to volunteering to writing your congressperson, we've got lots of ways you can get involved.

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

budget parameters.


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
or call 719-589-1518.


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San Luis Valley

Ecosystem Council

Colorado, USA