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Colorado's public lands are faced with new challenges but water and land management depend on working together. Read about the relationship between water and land in Colorado and how Coloradans are converging to restore Colorado's public lands in the Spring 2018 issue of Headwaters magazine.

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Curtis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

DENVER—Ralph Curtis, a longtime water and soil conservationist, will receive the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy at an April 12 luncheon in Denver. This program is conducted through the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado.

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will offer opening remarks, the Honorable Tim Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, will be the featured speaker, and the Honorable Gary Hart who holds the Wirth Chair, will offer closing remarks.

In announcing the award, Kathleen Beatty, dean of the Graduate School of Public Affairs said of Curtis that, ‘The San Luis Valley and all of Colorado are in his debt. From service as general manager of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, to his work with the Cattlemen's Association, to his long relationship with the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, he has been tireless in making us aware of the importance of caring for the natural world.’

Curtis is a native of the San Luis Valley, where in 2000 he was named by his community as one of the valley's ‘Most Influential People of the 20th Century.’ Among his many board roles and contributions, Curtis's service as the Vice President of the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust and as a member of the San Luis Valley Wetlands Focus Area Committee has been of great value to both organizations' current and on-going conservation successes. His statewide efforts for water sustainability and as a board member of the Colorado Water Congress since 1983 were recognized with the Wayne Aspinall Water Leader of the Year Award in 2004.

Curtis will receive his award at the 9th Annual Wirth Chair Awards Luncheon, April 12, 2006, noon-2 p.m. at the Denver City Center Marriott, 1701 California Street, Denver.

The award is the highlight of the Chair's Annual Sustainability Awards where statewide media, community, and business efforts fostering sustainable principles are honored. Tickets are $30 per person. For information or to RSVP, call (303) 352-3764.

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