Opinion: Congress Must Ensure Healthy Forests and Secure Watersheds

By Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District It’s not fire season right now – or at least it shouldn’t be – but continuing drought and seemingly constant shifts in “normal” weather patterns set the stage for record-setting, winter wildfires in California that cost the federal government billions to contain, all which highlight similar concerns … Continue reading Opinion: Congress Must Ensure Healthy Forests and Secure Watersheds

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TEN Resolutions for Water Education and Engagement in 2018

By Jayla Poppleton {STEAL THIS!} It’s the start of another new year, when the world feels full of possibility. Here at Water Education Colorado, we’re kicking off 2018 by first acknowledging our deep gratitude for the community we’re part of. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in ways big and small in 2017 to make … Continue reading TEN Resolutions for Water Education and Engagement in 2018

Two Years In: Meeting the Goals in Colorado’s Water Plan

By Larry Morandi Colorado’s Water Plan is now more than two years old. While most of its goals may not be fully achieved until 2030 or 2050, it makes sense to assess the short-term results to gauge progress and see where adjustments might be appropriate to achieve the plan's overall objectives. To that end, the … Continue reading Two Years In: Meeting the Goals in Colorado’s Water Plan

Introducing Water Education Colorado

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education, first founded in 2002 by an act of the state legislature, is introducing a new outlook that comes with a new name: Water Education Colorado. Tasked with the mission to help Coloradans understand that water is a limited resource and to help them make informed decisions, the organization's next chapter aims … Continue reading Introducing Water Education Colorado

Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers

By Sarah Tory, Aspen Journalism PINEDALE, WYO. – When Freddie Botur, 45, whose ranch spans 72,000 acres outside of Pinedale, Wyo., first heard about a program that was paying ranchers to let water run down the river instead of irrigating with it, he was skeptical. But Nick Walrath, a project coordinator for Trout Unlimited, told him … Continue reading Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers

Managing Water with Data: Q&A with Lauren Ris

By Nevi Beatty Lauren Ris is the assistant director of water for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR), she served as interim director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board earlier this year, and has been serving as a member on the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's board for the past two years. As the assistant … Continue reading Managing Water with Data: Q&A with Lauren Ris

Watersheds are for Learning

By Sarah Johnson, MAEd, Water Educator Network Coordinator, Colorado Foundation for Water Education I love to teach. I am a connector. Thinking like a watershed is my nature, not my job. Rivers connect us to each other across communities, landscapes and time. We are part of our watersheds and influence our rivers; not separate. It is … Continue reading Watersheds are for Learning