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Profile

Kevin Colburn
Missoula, MT
Phone: 406-543-1802
Kevin has been an avid whitewater boater for over 15 years, and has paddled rivers and creeks in almost every state with gradient. Raised in Pennsylvania, Kevin moved south to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he earned a undergraduate degree in environmental studies, with an emphasis on field ecology. While at UNCA, Kevin co-founded the UNCA Paddling Club and avidly explored the regional steep creeks both on foot and in a kayak. Shortly after graduation Kevin headed west to the University of Montana to get a masters degree in environmental studies that was focused on stream restoration and ecology. Montana proved an excellent base to paddle wild multi-day rivers, and to playboat on the Clark Fork and Lochsa. In 2001, Kevin was hired as AW's Eastern Conservation and Access Associate to tackle several tough dam relicensings and other projects across the east. Based in Asheville again, Kevin quickly developed a skill set focused on river management, negotiation skills, natural resource law, and regulated river restoration. Kevin became AW's National Stewardship Director in 2005, and now lives in Missoula, MT.

Report - Reports by Kevin Colburn

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
34d05h31m @Spring Creek Route 1171 to NC Route 209 in Hot Springs Spring Creek low runnable level Kevin Colburn
59d05h53m @Flathead Buffalo Rapids: Kerr Dam to County Road Bridge [MT] Rafting on Buffalo Rapids! n/a Kevin Colburn
67d07h25m @Piney River Play Park [TN] Minimum Flow for Piney Play Park n/a Kevin Colburn
86d18h35m @Hiwassee 1. Turtletown Creek to Appalachia Powerhouse [TN] Hiwassee Dries @ 1650cfs a good level Kevin Colburn
99d06h10m @Hazel Creek Appalachian Trail to Fontana Lake. [NC] Hazel Creek Hike Up 850 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h38m @Big Laurel Creek Hurricane to Hot Springs Big Laurel 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h38m @Cheoah Santeetlah Dam to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch Bear Cr. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h38m @Cheoah Santeetlah Dam to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch Jeb Going Vert 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h42m @Cheoah Santeetlah Dam to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch Jeb on Bear Cr 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h42m @Cheoah Santeetlah Dam to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch Paul on Bear Cr 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h42m @Cheoah Santeetlah Dam to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch Trip on Bear Cr. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d10h42m @Cheoah Santeetlah Dam to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch From the Bridge 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d11h12m @Blackfoot, North Fork Foot Bridge to Road Bridge (Hike In) Lower Canyon 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d11h12m @Blackfoot, North Fork Foot Bridge to Road Bridge (Hike In) Great class III 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d11h12m @Blackfoot, North Fork Foot Bridge to Road Bridge (Hike In) Open up top 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d11h12m @Blackfoot, North Fork Foot Bridge to Road Bridge (Hike In) Susan and Adam 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
158d11h12m @Blackfoot, North Fork Foot Bridge to Road Bridge (Hike In) Upper rapids 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
187d11h25m @Sullivan 1. Mill Pond to N. Fork Sullivan (Upper) Sullivan Creek post removal 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
187d11h25m @Sullivan 1. Mill Pond to N. Fork Sullivan (Upper) Mill Pond dam site 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
187d11h25m @Sullivan 2. N. Fork Sullivan to Hwy 31 (Gorge) First gorge rapid 600 cfs Kevin Colburn

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Photos


Goof Boof

Detail Trip Report  Goof Boof  @Spring Creek Route 1171 to NC Route 209 in Hot Springs, (5.95MB .jpeg)

Great Bedrock

Detail Trip Report  Great Bedrock  @Spring Creek Route 1171 to NC Route 209 in Hot Springs, (7.28MB .jpeg)

Typical Ledginess

Detail Trip Report  Typical Ledginess  @Spring Creek Route 1171 to NC Route 209 in Hot Springs, (6.58MB .jpeg)

Start of the Goods

Detail Trip Report  Start of the Goods  @Spring Creek Route 1171 to NC Route 209 in Hot Springs, (6.39MB .jpeg)

Plush Rocks + Bouncy Boats

Detail Trip Report  Plush Rocks + Bouncy Boats  @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle), WA(4.65MB .jpeg)

This Ended in Laughter

Detail Trip Report  This Ended in Laughter  @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle), WA(4.17MB .jpeg)

Matheny Boogie - So Fun

Detail Trip Report  Matheny Boogie - So Fun  @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle), WA(4.54MB .jpeg)

Beautiful gorge

Detail Trip Report  Beautiful gorge  @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle), WA(4.71MB .jpeg)

Entry to Matheny

Detail Trip Report  Entry to Matheny  @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle), WA(4.99MB .jpeg)

View from the Bridge

Detail Trip Report  View from the Bridge  @Matheny Creek North Fork to FR 21 Bridge (Upper & Middle), WA(4.85MB .jpeg)

Rafting on Buffalo Rapids!

Detail Trip Report  Rafting on Buffalo Rapids!   @Flathead Buffalo Rapids: Kerr Dam to County Road Bridge, MT(104.52KB .jpeg)

Minimum Flow for Piney Play Park

Detail Trip Report  Minimum Flow for Piney Play Park  @Piney River Play Park, TN(183.53KB .jpeg)


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