Boulder County and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group, in collaboration with the James Creek Watershed Initiative and the Town of Jamestown, have developed stream restoration designs for James and Little James creeks. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design.
Work is currently underway on this project as part of the James Canyon Flood Recovery Project.
Portions of the project area have been identified for funding through the Natural Resource Conservation Services Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program. The EWP program provides financial assistance for implementation of approved creek restoration plans. Boulder County intends to be the Local Sponsor for the EWP projects in James Creek. In addition, Boulder County is pursuing funds to implement certain portions of James Creek that are not currently funded.