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05.7.13

The Escalante River Needs a Few Good Volunteers

The Escalante River Watershed Partnership is offering a tremendous opportunity for volunteers who want to backpack to a remote and wild part of Utah’s Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, spend a day getting to know the river and its side canyons, then take up loppers and saws to help cut … read more

02.28.13

A Model Partnership for the Escalante River

Not long ago, we introduced CLF blog readers to a group of people calling themselves the Escalante River Watershed Partnership who have worked effectively since 2009 to improve conditions in and around southern Utah’s Escalante River. They have been so effective, in fact, that last spring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar … read more

02.20.13

Escalante River Watershed Partnership (Pronounced “ERWP?”)

Next week, a working group called the Escalante River Watershed Partnership is holding a meeting in Cedar City, UT to continue its collective efforts to protect and maintain a healthy Escalante River and watershed for future generations. Recognizing that there are changes and challenges unfolding in the region, people from … read more

06.4.12

Four Rivers (and what they mean for the mighty Colorado River)

This past week in southwest Colorado, the Mesa County Conservation Forum hosted a symposium made up of six experienced panelists to weigh in on and field questions about the “Value of the Colorado River to Western Colorado Economies.”  The lay-of-the-land is mind-blowing: Thirty million people in seven western states rely … read more