Charter and Mission


For the establishment and operation of the Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP) to develop a collaborative and comprehensive approach to restore, protect and maintain a healthy riparian ecosystem in the Escalante River watershed in Garfield and Kane Counties, Utah


To restore and maintain the natural ecological conditions of the Escalante River and its watershed and involve local communities in promoting and implementing sustainable land and water use practices. 


In June 2009 a partnership formed to coordinate riparian restoration efforts in southern Utah’s Escalante River Watershed. The partnership, known as Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP), is composed of agencies, local governments, organizations, businesses, non-profits, and individuals who live and work near or on the Escalante River. See a full list of partners here.

Purpose of the Charter

This Charter describes ERWP’s working structure, including roles and responsibilities of its members, the decision-making process, and ground rules/norms for productive meetings. The Charter allows for flexibility since it is not a signed document, and is updated as needed.

Charter (updated June 2022)