Audubon's Western Rivers Initiative

Water Withdrawl CO

 * COLORADO WATER PLAN*

CHECK OUT THE COLORADO FOUNDATION FOR WATER EDUCATION

Abby Burk, Audubon's WRAN CO Coordinator, participated on a radio panel on KGNU Boulder's radio show on March 5, focusing on Colorado's State Water Plan. This radio show is part of a larger series, Connecting the Drops, about important water issues and conservation efforts in Colorado. Callers phoned in some of their concerns about the creation of a state water plan and the panel responded. Listen to the recorded radio panel discussion or get info about the Colorado Water Plan

Come meet other Audubon members and partners as we work together on Audubon's new Western River Action Network, focusing on conserving the Colorado River and its tributaries.  

DID YOU KNOW? Millions of migrating birds representing over 250 species depend on key western rivers for their survival. Over 100 species spend some portion of their life cycle in riparian areas and many of these species are now threatened or endangered - as demands increase but water supplies dwindle.  

Concerned about the drought or how poor water quality might be impacting local communities and avian species ... but not sure

What can you do about it?  Is there an important water-related issue you want to share with other Audubon members?  What can we do?  Join us and find out!!

 Together, our voices are louder and stronger.  We invite you to join us for this day-long event so that together we'll be ready to effectively fight for healthy rivers and streams! 

 

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ABOUT THE WESTERN RIVERS ACTION NETWORK (WRAN) 

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE CLICK HERE

In the arid West we are all connected by rivers; they are the lifeblood of our land, our economy, our way of life. Western rivers, like the Colorado River and its tributaries, provide water for tens of millions of people, including twenty-two Native American tribes and the major cities of Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Tucson.

Audubon needs your help , Join the Western Rivers Action Network as we rise to this historic challenge to create healthier western rivers for the birds, wildlife and people.

We aren't alone in our reliance on western rivers; many birds in this region count on these rivers, streams and springs as well.
 
Unfortunately the health of these rivers and the livelihood of the people and the wildlife that depend on them are in jeopardy. A combination of drought, invasive species, over-allocation and unsustainable management are running our rivers dry. Many of the birds that depend on them, like the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Bell's Vireo, are in decline, and the future of the communities and economies surrounding the rivers is uncertain.
 
However, we can help. Together we can advocate for conservation actions that will increase river flow, enhance the health of our environment and restore valuable wetlands and forests.

Join the Western Rivers Action Network as we rise to this historic challenge to create healthier western rivers for the birds, wildlife and people.

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Colorado Water Handbook 

Audubon Rockies is pleased to be updating our wondeful Colorado Water Law Handbook, authored by Colorado Chapters' Water Task Force Chair Jo Evans!  Introduction provided by Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, JR, of the Colorado Supreme Court.  You will be able to download this user-friendly bookletfor an easy to understand overview of Colorado water law soon.

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