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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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Water Education Colorado

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.

Mark Limbaugh was confirmed to serve as Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in July of 2005. He previously served as president of the Family Farm Alliance, watermaster of Idaho's Payette River Basin, and executive director of the Payette River Water Users Association. Limbaugh replaced Coloradan Bennett Raley of Trout, Raley, Montano, Witwer & Freeman, PC.

In his new role, Limbaugh is helping to lead one of the most far-reaching government agencies in the nation. The Department of Interior manages some 507 million acres of land, or about one-fifth of the land in the United States. Its oversight includes the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Mineral Management Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. The Bureau of Reclamation alone manages 471 dams and 348 reservoirs that deliver irrigation water to one of every five Western farmers and provide water for more than 31 million people.

The event was sponsored by Coors Brewing Company; Southwest Investment Group; Colorado Rock Products; Frei & Sons; Eastman Kodak; McKenna, Long & Aldridge; Duane Woodard, Attorney at Law; and the Honorable Diane Hoppe.

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