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2011-2012 Speakers Series

September 2011

“The Colorado River Flowing Through Conflict”

Peter McBride: Photographer, Writer, Storyteller
Jonathan Waterman: Author, Immersion Journalist 

Talk Synopsis

October 2011

“The Law of the Colorado River Basin:
Rigid Relic or Flexible Foundation for the Future?”

Gregory Hobbs Jr., Colorado Supreme Court
Larry MacDonnell, Univ. of Wyoming College 

Talk Synopsis

November 2011

“The Colorado River Basin:
Environmental Perspectives and Action”

Bart Miller, Water Program Director, Western Resource Advocates
Jennifer Pitt, Director-Colorado River Project, Environmental Defense Fund
Tom Chart, USFWS, Director: Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program

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December 2011

“The Colorado River Basin and Climate:
Perfect Storm for the 21st Century?”

Moderator: Beth Conover, Editor of How the West Was Warmed
Stephen Saunders, President: Rocky Mountain Climate Organization
Jeff Lukas, Western Water Assessment 

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January 2012

“Unheard Voices of the Colorado River Basin: Bringing Mexico and Native American Tribes to the Table”

Bidtah Becker, Water Rights Unit- Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Osvel Hinojosa, Director: Pronatura Noroeste's Water and Wetlands Program 

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February 2012

“Healthy Forests for the Colorado River Basin”

Harris D. Sherman, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Under Secretary for Natural Resources