Government agencies are aware of the concerns that the Colorado River won’t have enough water to meet legal obligations in coming years and are working to avoid that scenario, three industry experts said during the final presentation of the 2012 Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conference. Held April 9-10 on the campus, the […]
2012 State of the Rockies Conference: On 4/10 Governor Hickenlooper addressed youth and the future of Colorado’s water
While there’s no “single silver bullet” to solving the challenges facing the Colorado River Basin, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday that conservation will help ensure adequate water supply in the future. “Our discipline around how much water we use is going to be the foundation of everything we do,” he said April 10, as a […]
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Director of U.S. Geological Survey Marcia McNutt speak at Rockies Conference on 4/9/2012
Protecting the environment and developing the economy can go hand-in-hand, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told this year’s State of the Rockies Project Conference attendees in his keynote address April 9. “When people say we have to choose, it’s a false choice. We can do both — we’re doing it here in Colorado,” […]
State of the Rockies Conference is just days away on April 9th and 10th!
Hope you can join us for the 2012 State of the Rockies Conference! http://youtu.be/X0YEID_5nI4
Rockies Speakers Series Event- 2/6/2012: From Forest to Faucet
Whether we turn on a faucet in Los Angeles, Denver, or Phoenix, the water that flows out of it depends on the Colorado River for its supply. And the Colorado River depends on national and private forests as its source, a 1964 Colorado College graduate who works for the Obama administration said during February’s 2011-2012 […]
Rockies Project Speakers Series Event on 1/30/2012- Unheard Voices of the Colorado River Basin
The Navajo Nation and the wetlands of Mexico have something in common: Both should be at the table of discussion when it comes to water rights of the Colorado River Basin, according to two experts in their fields. More than 175 Colorado College students, faculty and area residents heard the speakers’ cases for their causes […]
The next State of the Rockies Speakers Series event is a week away!
The next State of the Rockies Speakers Series event is next Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 7pm in the Gates Common Room of Palmer Hall on the CC campus. Join us for the talk, titled, Unheard Voices of the Colorado River Basin: Bringing Mexico and Native American Tribes to the Table.
Two new videos from the Rockies Project Source to Sea Journey are up on the Rockies YouTube channel!
We’ve just posted two new videos from Will and Zak up on the Rockies YouTube channel. The first details their journey from Flaming Gorge to Lodore Canyon, the second from Desolation Canyon to the Grand. Here’s the first video. For the second video and the other Source to Sea videos visit the Rockies Project YouTube […]
We have new photos from our field researchers paddling the Colorado!
We’ve just posted new photos to the Rockies Project Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com//photos/stateoftherockies/sets/72157628012069841/show/. Here are some of the best from their time in the Grand Canyon: Will paddles through a side canyon of the Grand. Zak tackles some rapids in the Grand.
The Rockies Project Source to Sea trip continues south.
In the last few weeks our Rockies Project Field Researchers left the Grand Canyon, crossed Lake Mead, traveled over Hoover Dam and down through Black Canyon and have just crossed Lake Mohave. Up next is Lake Havasu and Parker Dam before continuing south towards Mexico. Follow their progress through their SPOT GPS here: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=03tlc4QaiXLxIl397nG6BRPCsFzK69usD.