Roaring Fork Conservancy invites you to The River Center for a three-part speaker series whose topics address our most precious resource, water. We’ll discuss the most current water-related issues at the local, state and national level, and provide opportunities for one-on-one dialogue with these water leaders.
Winter 2019 Speaker Series
February 12 -
How to Manage the Colorado River for the New Normal (Drought)
Chris Treese, External Affairs Manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District
How does the 1922 Colorado River Compact impact 2019 water availability and beyond? Can a critically empty Lake Powell be an asset as we move into a more arid climate and burgeoning population’s water needs?
Watch a recording of the presentation HERE.
February 28 -
Plant a Seed, Grow a Snowpack: A Discussion of Cloud Seeding in the Upper Colorado River Basin
Dave Kanzer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Colorado River Water Conservation District
What is “cloud seeding” and how is it being employed today (and in the future) across the Upper Colorado River Basin? We’ll explore the science of, lessons learned to date and implications of cloud seeding as a water management tool.
March 11 -
Restoring Critical Riparian Habitat in the Age of Invasives
Cara Kukuraitis, Outreach & Education Coordinator, RiversEdge West
Tamarisk is an invasive plant that’s been taking over critical riparian areas, displacing much (in some places, all!) of the native vegetation. How did this plant invade so rapidly, what other impacts does it have on our ecosystem, and what is being done to manage it and other invasive plants in the face of a changing climate?