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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 magazineRead feature articles below or view the magazine online to flip through or download the issue.

Renaissance of an Urban River—Sand Creek

By Dan MacArthur

Egrets perform their elegant mating ballet while thousands of vehicles thunder by on the interstate overhead. Wary deer scatter before surprised cyclists cruising down a hard-packed trail. Odd chunks of concrete and twisted steel still poke between the grasses in some places—a reminder to visitors that this unlikely oasis from Denver's urban din is healthier today than it has been in a long time.

Read more: Renaissance of an Urban River—Sand Creek

A Community River—The North Fork of the Gunnison

River restoration is more than just placing boulders in the river or putting a trail alongside the creek. It has to be. It originates with a community's desire to manage rivers better. On the North Fork of the Gunnison, regional involvement is slowly remaking this hard-working Western river into a public amenity.

Read more: A Community River—The North Fork of the Gunnison

2005 River of Words Award Winners

The River of Words contest is an annual environmental poetry contest for children ages 5 through 19. The contest endeavors to promote literacy in the classroom, and to train teachers how to integrate the arts into core curriculum subjects.

Read more: 2005 River of Words Award Winners

2005 Yampa and White River Tour

More than 45 tour attendees from all over the state toured the Yampa and White river valleys June 22-24. Participants heard from a variety of water resource managers on topics ranging from endangered species, oil and gas issues, recreation and irrigation management. They visited the Nature Conservancy's globally rare riparian forest at Carpenter Ranch, and received a special tour of the tunnels underneath Stagecoach Reservoir. Evenings were filled with barbeques and great opportunities to socialize and network with other tour attendees. The final day included a float down the Yampa River or fly-fishing activities.

Read more: 2005 Yampa and White River Tour

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