Watersheds

September 2, 2011--California watershed program to pay farmers, ranchers, foresters (Ag Journal)

Sustainable Conservation, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, Protected Harvest and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, has been awarded a $372,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a pilot program to measure environmental benefits in California’s Mokelumne River Watershed.


Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference (Avon, CO)

10/04/2011 8:30 am
10/06/2011 5:00 pm

For more information and/or to register contact the Colorado Foundation for Water Education.


May 28, 2011--Pine beetle epidemic likely to affect water flow in Routt County (Steamboat Today)

It was known early on that the 4 million acres of lodgepole pine infested by the beetle in Colorado and southern Wyoming would drastically change the landscape. The most obvious danger was the dead trees themselves, that unless removed, presented falling hazards for forest users.


July 19, 2010--Bill seeks to cut highway runoff (Washington Post)

Sen. Ben Cardin says he has introduced a bill to cut pollution from highway stormwater runoff. Cardin says last week's storms highlight the need for legislation aimed at keeping stormwater from reaching streams, rivers and other waterways. The bill would require the U.S.


May 5, 2010--Feds asking ski areas, water utilities for help with beetle-ravaged forests (Denver Post)

The threat to watersheds from fire-prone dying forests is growing so severe that federal forest managers are seeking help from water utilities, ski resorts and others in ravaged Western states. "The federal government doesn't have enough resources to deal with this," said Harris Sherman, the U.S.


March 13, 2010--Major players gather for water works (Cortez Journal)

Southwest Colorado rivers converged at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center Thursday, where roughly 50 individuals gathered for the Southwest Colorado Watershed Workshop.


Southwest Colorado Watershed Workshop (Cortez, CO)

03/11/2010 8:00 am
03/11/2010 5:00 pm

For more information and/or to register, contact the Colorado State University Extension.


November 24, 2009--Sen. Mark Udall introduces bill to focus attention on West's beetle-killed forests (Denver Post)

New legislation to declare "Insect Emergency Areas" in Colorado and other western states on Monday raised hopes of focusing national attention — and funding — on the problem of beetle-killed forests. Although the bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and Sen.


Fort Lewis College Environmental Center Annual Fundraiser (Durango, CO)

12/01/2009 6:00 pm

Plan to attend Fort Lewis College's Environmental Center Annual Fundraiser at the Smiley Auditorium in Durango. After several student-producted short films, Red Gold will show.


October 3, 2009--Prof. discusses the trouble with phosphorous (Aspen Daily News)

Oil ain’t the only finite resource we’re using up on Earth. Phosphorus, a nutrient essential to farming, is also non-renewable. On Thursday, during a weeklong conference on the phosphorus conundrum held by the Aspen Global Change Center, an expert said he believed phosphorus reserves will run out in the next 50 to 100 years. To best manage what’s left of it, said Dr.


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