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New Coordination of Water Conservation Efforts in the Colorado River Basin

Announcement Responds to Calls from Conservation Leaders, Gov. Hickenlooper, Sen. Bennet for Greater Coordination Between Federal Grant Programs to Protect Communities and Critical Water Resources  Denver, CO – National conservation and sportsmen groups hailed the Obama...

Think Water Reuse Isn’t Exciting? Think Again!

Think of two super heroes battling it out for the future of humanity, your favorite NBA team trying to make it into the next round, or a gymnast vying for a Gold Medal, or [pick your favorite challenge]. There’s a lot on the line. It’s time for your pick—often the underdog—to...

Colorado Business Owner Relies On Healthy Rivers

Our rivers impact so many people from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Greg Brooks, owner of a local raft repair shop, shares his personal and business interest in ensuring that we have healthy rivers now, and well into the future, and why he believes conservation to be...

Why Kristin Green Loves Colorado’s Rivers

Conservation Colorado’s Kristin Green shares her first experience with Colorado’s rivers, how that led to where she is today, and why she believes conservation should be the central focus of Colorado’s Water Plan.

‘Water is More Important Than Money,’ say Westerners

Water levels and drought concerns now eclipse economic concerns in Colorado and the West, according to the annual Conservation in the West Poll released recently by Colorado College. While 80% of polled voters are concerned about unemployment, 83% are concerned about drought and...

New Poll: Coloradans Support Protecting Our Rivers

A new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released today revealed strong public support for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands. The poll surveyed the views of voters in seven Mountain West states, including Colorado, on...

Final Colorado Water Plan Highlights

The following are  highlights from the final 2015 Colorado Water Plan submitted to Gov. Hickenlooper on Nov. 19. At a Glance: Colorado’s Water Plan Supports: A productive economy that supports vibrant and sustainable cities; viable and productive agriculture; and robust skiing,...

Conservation Voices: Colorado Water Plan is Historic Step Forward

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2015 – Colorado’s leading conservation and recreation organizations American Rivers, American Whitewater, Audubon, Conservation Colorado, Environmental Defense Fund, High Country Conservation Advocates, San Juan Citizens Alliance and Western Resource Advocates...
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Water Reuse and Recycling Must Be Part of Colorado Water Plan

Water reuse and recycling must be important components of the final Colorado Water Plan. They are part of an overall water conservation and reuse strategy that maximizes the use of already developed water supplies. The Governor and the Colorado Water Conservation Board  can...

Colorado Water Plan: Flush the Cheese Heads

Great Monday! Peyton Manning sent Green Bay packing. Remember, Colorado’s healthy rivers help fish, a $9 billion recreation economy, and flush out the cheese heads. #cowater