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Colorado Water Plan Second Draft

Video: Policy Expert On Colorado Water Plan

The latest draft of the Colorado Water Plan is headed in the right direction, but the final draft still needs some actionable and specific steps. Drew Beckwith, Water Policy Manager for Western Resource Advocates, says the plan needs these actionable steps to ensure future...

Community Meetings: Learn About, Comment on Colorado Water Plan

Citizens around Colorado will get a chance to hear about and comment on the state’s first-ever water plan at upcoming free, and open-to-the-public community meetings around the state. The Colorado Water Plan is in its second draft and the public has limited time (only until...

Report: Colorado Water Plan Takes On Future Needs

From the Crested Butte News: The state of Colorado released the second draft of the Colorado Water Plan. The nearly 500-page document captures water experts’ latest solutions to the state’s growing water needs, with the goal allowing communities have enough water into the...

Conservation Groups Call Second Draft of Colorado Water Plan An Improvement

DENVER, July 13, 2015 – Colorado’s leading conservation and recreation organizations, including American Rivers, American Whitewater, Audubon Rockies, Conservation Colorado and Western Resource Advocates pointed to how the second draft of the Colorado Water Plan was improved by...

Colorado’s Water Plan: Get On Board!

Modernize Agriculture. Avoid Trans-Mountain River Water Diversions. Champion Healthy Rivers. Increase Water Conservation. Four points we can ALL get on board with for Colorado’s Water Plan. Take action to let Gov. John Hickenlooper know these conservation essentials must be...

Sportsmen: Colorado Water Plan Must Protect Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife

(Editor’s note: An OpEd by Nick Payne, Colorado Field Representative for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, appeared recently in the Fort Collins Coloradoan)   The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership joined with the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s...
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Updated: Colorado Water Plan Timeline

The latest comment period for the Colorado Water Plan is over, but there are several more chances to have your voice heard as Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Water Conservation Board finalize the plan.
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Whiskey Is For Drinking, Water Is For Fighting

Gov. John Hickenlooper is fond of saying that in Colorado, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. The governor is trying to change that context in the state’s first ever Colorado water plan, which is being featured in a series of in-depth articles by reporter Bob...

Today is Earth Day: Take Action on Colorado’s Water Plan

From our state’s iconic elk to the tiny high-pitched pikas that dot alpine hiking trails, Colorado’s wildlife depends on clean and ample water to survive in our fickle weather. But between record-breaking droughts and over use of our water resources, Colorado’s wildlife is...

Farmers Have Their Say About Colorado Water Plan

This post was co-written by Mark Harris, general manager for the Grand Valley Water Users’ Association. In a recent op-ed, the Colorado Forum – a nonpartisan organization of CEOs and civic leaders – delivered a powerful message to Governor Hickenlooper, who is drafting a...