Data points to trust gap with agencies, willingness to adapt among producers
We asked more than 6,000 agricultural water users in the Colorado River Basin what they thought about the current situation, their use of and interest in conservation practices, and their preferences for how to address water shortages going forward. More than 1,000 responded. Explore the data and read our report on the findings.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The West's water crisis is a challenge landowners are rising to, with the right support
What landowners are already doing
Stewardship with Vision: David Spicer
See how David Spicer’s inspiring water stewardship has helped prevent a species from being listed as endangered in this Nevada desert valley.
Stewardship with Vision: Jeff Laszlo
Watch the immense transformation wrought on the Granger Ranches by Jeff Laszlo's commitment to restoring the wetland hydrology of O'Dell Creek in the Madison Valley of Montana.
Agua es Vida
This film begins up high in the Taos watershed and then takes us on a journey through the community of farmers and ranchers who depend on the acequias for their livelihood, and helps viewers understand acequias as a system of governance that, when well-attended and maintained, helps ensure a healthy community, healthy lands and sufficient water for all.
Water resources coordinator, Monique DiGiorgio, compiles the latest funding opportunities, including:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION’S WATERSMART PROGRAM
FARMER/RANCHER GRANT PROGRAM FROM WESTERN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (SARE)
COLORADO WATERSHED RESTORATION PROGRAM
NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (NMDA) HEALTHY SOIL PROGRAM
BIOPHILIA FOUNDATION SOUTHWEST RESTORATION GRANTS
Download these guidance materials