This month’s speaker will be Troy Thompson, co-founder of Ecological Resource Consultants, Inc. His presentation will cover topics surrounding stream habitat restoration in Colorado.  You’ve probably already fished one of the many restoration projects Troy and ERC have tackled.

ERC has been responsible for multiple stream restoration projects including the Blue River Enhancement Project in Silverthorne, CO, which was awarded the ‘Colorado Trout Unlimited Stream Enhancement Project’ for 2003. They provided analysis and recommendations to the Town of Telluride with respect to intelligent and long-term management of Telluride’s unique valley floor.  They’ve also provided ecological improvements to a 1.6 mile stretch of the Eagle River from the town of Minturn down to the I-70 overpass for the Town of Minturn, reestablishing the Eagle River as a more productive and balanced ecosystem.  Another project provided enhancement of a 1.8 mile stretch of the Middle Fork of the South Platte River in Park County, CO.  Check out their website to see a list of other projects.

Troy co-founded ERC based on his desire to combine his technical engineering expertise with his life-long interests in water and stream systems. Troy has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, a Master’s of Science degree in Water Resource Engineering from the University of Colorado and is a registered professional engineer. Over the past 17 years Troy has provided consulting services to municipalities, irrigation companies, private land owners and mining companies including projects throughout North America, South America and Asia. His areas of technical expertise include hydrology and hydraulics, geomorphology, stream restoration, mine water management and irrigation facilities.

Troy’s professional career closely parallels his personal interests. He loves to take part in the many activities that Colorado has to offer with his wife and kids. Much of Troy’s free time is spent in the outdoors, usually around water. To Troy there is nothing more peaceful than fishing a favorite stream, floating down a river or relaxing beside a lake in the summer. When the seasons change and the snow flies, Troy can often be found chasing his kids downhill on a powder day.

Please join us for Troy’s presentation at 7pm on October 19th at the South Metro Denver Realtors Association.