First Friday of each month, December to March. Live events with Q&A, recordings available following. More info in the table below.
Dec. 1st 2023
Low-Tech Stream Restoration for Landowners: The Benefits, Water Rights Issues & Reducing Risks
Jan. 5th 2024
Rancher innovations to support soil health and water management amidst a changing climate
Feb. 2nd 2024
Is Use It Or Lose It An Absolute? Historical consumptive use and understanding your water rights
March 1st 2024
Irrigation Efficiencies and Modernization for Agricultural Producers
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.
While we know that implementation of critical water projects ultimately comes down to the local level, federal funding is an important resource, providing landowners and communities with the money they need to do the work. Historic federal funding made available via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is available to help meet this need. Western Landowners Alliance is committed to helping landowners and landowner-led place-based groups access these funds.
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Current Funding Opportunities
The LOR Foundation will begin accepting applications for its Field Work initiative on March 20, 2024. Through Field Work, farmers and ranchers in rural parts of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming…DETAILS
A grant application may be submitted for locally-based watershed protection efforts. Applicants must be committed to a collaborative approach for the restoration and protection of lands and natural resources within…DETAILS
This program provides funding for collaborative, grassroots watershed groups to complete group development activities, watershed restoration planning, and watershed management project design. It’s a great first step for landscapes developing…DETAILS
The CWCB offers grants to advance the goals of the Colorado Water Plan for projects such as adding storage, multi-benefit projects, innovative or landscape-scale projects, and collaborations. Roundtable letters of…DETAILS
In 2024, the RESTORE Colorado program will provide funding to projects in the following habitat and statewide priorities: watershed resilience (wetlands, riparian and upland habitats including forests), Eastern Colorado grasslands,…DETAILS
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