Change Brings Hope

By the Colorado Water Trust staff In October 2016, The Durango Herald carried a modest story sporting the headline, “Trout Discovered in Creek Long Devoid of Fish.”  In the southwest corner of Colorado, where abandoned mines and contaminated streams have long been a part of the otherwise magnificent mountain landscape, this is encouraging news—especially for a … Continue reading Change Brings Hope

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From Vine to Wine on tour in Palisade, Colorado

By Kelsea Macilroy Here in Colorado, we all know where the best peaches come from: the Grand Valley. Enjoying some of the most temperate weather in Colorado, the Grand Valley of Western Colorado is one of the few places peaches and grapes can be grown reliably in abundance. For over a century viticulture has been … Continue reading From Vine to Wine on tour in Palisade, Colorado

A New Way of Doing Water Business: The Rio Grande Cooperative Project

By Christi Bode So common and so fierce is the push-and-pull over water rights, it is the way residents define their communities and their relationship to the rest of the West. There have always been winners and losers; now that water scarcity is the new reality, collaboration is key in finding innovative ways to conduct water business that benefits … Continue reading A New Way of Doing Water Business: The Rio Grande Cooperative Project

Colorado Water Trust working to marry instream flow protection and ranch production on Little Cimarron River

By Zach Smith When standing on the ranch, you can’t quite see the river. If it’s a good autumn, the snowy peaks of the San Juan Mountains within the Uncompahgre Wilderness Area backstop the narrow valley to the south, and the tops of the turning cottonwoods peek out of a ravine to the west. Just … Continue reading Colorado Water Trust working to marry instream flow protection and ranch production on Little Cimarron River