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Pledge to Support & Fund Colorado’s Water Plan

If you look at Colorado’s mountains,  one thing is clear: it’s dry out there. In fact, it may be the driest winter in 30 years. While skiers and snowboarders make do, even more concerning is what comes this summer if the snow and rain between now and then doesn’t make up...

Colorado’s Leading Conservation Organizations Mark 1 Year Anniversary of Water Plan

First Year of Implementation Makes Progress – More Laps and Increased Pace Needed to Achieve Water Goals DENVER, Nov. 16, 2016 – On the one-year anniversary of Colorado’s first water plan being adopted, Colorado’s leading conservation organizations – America...

What leading conservation groups are saying about the one year anniversary of the Colorado Water Plan

This post first appeared in Summit Daily under the headline “Colorado Water Plan faces new hurdles on one-year anniversary.” One year in, and questions remain over what impact the Colorado Water Plan is having — or will have — across the state. Even proponents for the...

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.

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...

Will the Colorado Water Plan Work?

A recent magazine article asked the question: “Can a Water Plan Actually Work?”‘ According to Ken Neubecker, it all depends. What follows is a reprint of Neubecker’s post on the topic. He is associate director of the Colorado Basin Program for American...

Colorado Water Plan: 30,000 Of You Expect Conservation

For more than two years, there have been meetings, hearings, conferences, events and news announcements about Colorado’s first-ever state water plan. The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), which is responsible for developing the plan under Governor Hickenlooper’s...