Announcements Early September

BLM Moving Forward with Leasing Lands in the North Fork of the Gunnison Watershed: On July 2, the BLM announced plans to offer 8,000 acres of lands in the North Fork of the Gunnison Watershed in the December 2018 Oil & Gas Lease Sale. Earlier this week, the BLM released the preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the lease sale. The public has the chance to comment on the EA until September 11. is a site dedicated to meeting the growing need for public health professionals by connecting students with opportunities to begin and advance their careers. With a predicted growth rate well above the national average and an established workforce, public health is an excellent industry for a new student to begin a career. To meet this demand, they have expanded their site’s career and state resources. For students seeking information about public health in their state, they have created state-specific guides that answer important questions. The page for Colorado can be found at:

Metropolitan State University of Denver is offering a new Water Studies Online Certificate, mainly in response to the reality of declining water resources. From lifelong learners who want to know more about water preservation to those working in green and sustainable professions, this unique certificate provides introductory level training and skills relevant to a wide range of fields in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors, including water industries, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. For more information, click HERECourses open September 4th. 

LAST CALL: Submit your abstracts to the Colorado WaterWise Annual Symposium! For the second year in a row, they will have a Pecha Kucha session - the art of short presentations. If you are interested in doing a 5 minute presentation to highlight a project, research or your wild ideas related to water efficiency in the Pecha Kucha style please complete this form. If you are chosen as a Pecha Kucha presenter, you will receive half off your registration. Submission deadline is September 8th! Draft Agenda for the Symposium is available here.  Check back here for updates.

The Arkansas Basin Roundtable has a vacancy for a voting member:  At-Large Environmental Representative. Candidates must be nominated by an organization rather than by self-nomination.  Please send a letter with name, contact information, and a brief description of your nominee that includes their qualifications and why you think they would be a good fit for this position.  A longer letter is acceptable, but please include a one-paragraph description that can be used prior to the voting process. Nominations will be accepted through September 15th, and the new representative will be selected at the October roundtable meeting. More details can be found at

MEETING NOTICE: Colorado Water Quality Forum 10-year water quality roadmap Workgroup involvement opportunity. The mission of the workgroup is to achieve solutions to Colorado water quality issues through communication and understanding, balancing use, and protection of the resource. Water Quality Members and Participants: The 10-year water quality roadmap is their plan to develop or revise water quality standards from 2017 to 2027. They'll hold quarterly workgroup meetings to discuss progress and encourage participation. Learn more about all the topics involved on the roadmap webpage, ROAD WEBPAGE.

  • Meeting 1: Completed
  • Meeting two: Completed
  • Meeting three: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 (1-4 p.m.)
  • Meeting four: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 (1-4 p.m.)

Anyone can participate! If you would like to receive future emails about the workgroup, use this online sign-up form to join the mailing list so they can stay in touch.