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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.

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

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Water Education Colorado

Headwaters magazine Read articles from the magazine below or flip through the entire publication online.

Watermarks--Letter from the Editor

Keeping it Clean as Development Looms

In the Citizen's Guide to Colorado Water Quality Protection (CFWE, 2004), author Paul Frohardt of the Water Quality Control Commission identified pressures from population and development as the primary threats to water quality protection in this state. In this winter edition of Headwaters, we reflect on the local, corporate and governmental responses to those pressures.

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Tax Checkoff to Support River Restoration and Local Watershed Groups

Denver—Checking the box on your state income tax return next to the Colorado Watershed Protection fund helps protect the health of Colorado's rivers and landscapes. Your contribution supports a grant program created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Watershed Assembly to fund stream restoration projects and assist locally-based watershed groups in watershed protection efforts.

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Energy and Water— How Can We Get Both for the Price of One?

FORT COLLINS—Join policy makers, energy producers and concerned stakeholders from across the West to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in converting water from oil and gas production to beneficial use. Workshop sessions will:

Read more: Energy and Water— How Can We Get Both for the Price of One?

125th Anniversary of the State Engineer's Office

DENVER—On March 5, 1881, the Colorado General Assembly established the position of State Engineer. This unique post was tasked with administration of water rights and measurement of water flows in the rivers and canals around the newly-minted state.

Since that time, 21 state engineers have served the State of Colorado. M.C. Hinderlider served the longest, from 1923 to 1954 and was involved in the negotiation of many interstate compacts.

The role of the State Engineer has expanded over the last 125 years. The staff of the State Engineer's Office is now responsible for administration of nine interstate compacts, dam safety, ground water permitting, safe construction of water wells, maintenance of water data and information, and more.

Hal Simpson, the current State Engineer, has served since August of 1992 and is the second longest serving State Engineer.

To learn more about the State Engineer's Office go online to water.state.co.us or call (303)866-3581.

Critical Issues in Land Conservation: Water Rights and Oil & Gas Development

Glenwood Springs—This two-day conference will offer guidance to conservation professionals and landowners on how to protect water-dependent conservation values using conservation easements. It will also explore the implications of increasing oil and gas development on conservation easements in Colorado.

Read more: Critical Issues in Land Conservation: Water Rights and Oil & Gas Development

Water Rights Handbook for Conservation Professionals

Authored by prominent Colorado lawyers and other water experts*, this 130-page handbook provides conservation professionals and landowners with guidance on how to protect water-dependent conservation values using conservation easements.

Read more: Water Rights Handbook for Conservation Professionals

Mike Nelson & 7News—Your Weather, Your Watershed

Colorado's Water: Headwaters of the West made its debut Monday Jan. 9, at a premiere party at 7NEWS in Denver. This collaboration between 7NEWS, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, Denver Water, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Aurora Water and the City of Boulder offers both online and on-air resources to help viewers learn more about water, watersheds, weather and the environment.

Read more: Mike Nelson & 7News—Your Weather, Your Watershed

Assistant Secretary of Water and Science Visits Denver

Limbaugh appearance helps Foundation raise $17,000

DENVER—On Thursday Oct. 20, the recently appointed Assistant Secretary of Water and Science for the U.S. Department of Interior visited Denver, and spoke at a fundraising event for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton was also scheduled to attend, but had a family emergency which caused her immediate return to D.C. The event was attended by more than 125 supporters of the Foundation, and helped to raise more than $17,000 to support the 2006 Colorado Water Leader's Course.

Read more: Assistant Secretary of Water and Science Visits Denver

Risks & Rewards

By Erin McIntyre

How Will Escalating Oil & Gas Drilling Affect Colorado's Water?

As the saying goes, one person's trash is another one's treasure.

In this case, the water laced with hydrocarbons, salt and minerals gushing from the earth during oil and gas drilling every day in Colorado may be part of the answer to the state's water woes.

Read more: Risks & Rewards

Regulators Just Say No

Oil, gas industry must follow tighter water quality rules

Colorado's water-quality regulators decided to retain oversight of stormwater runoff at oil and gas construction sites, instead of turning regulation over to another state agency which oversees the industry.

Read more: Regulators Just Say No

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