The Colorado River Fishery Project – Grand Junction (CRFP) was established in 1979 to conduct research and management activities to benefit four endangered fish species in the upper Colorado River Basin.
It was expanded in 1992 to include spawning and rearing facilities for the endangered fish.
The CRFP is a research and management field station; the Ouray National Fish Hatchery – Grand Valley Unit, is the fish propagation center.
Together, they comprise the Grand Junction Fisheries Office.
The Geographic scope of the Grand Junction station includes the Colorado, Gunnison and San Juan rivers of Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.
Its Utah sister station, Colorado River Fishery Project – Vernal, similarly covers the Green, Yampa and White rivers of Utah and Colorado.