National Forests

May 17, 2014--Tipton wary of federal water directive (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A proposed U.S. Forest Service directive on groundwater management wouldn’t affect state-issued water rights, the U.S. Forest Service said. The Forest Service “abides by state law and therefore, if a call on water is placed, the Forest Service would comply with state direction,” the agency said in response to questions from the Daily Sentinel about the directive.

June 28, 2013--Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, study finds (Science Daily)

Cattle grazing and clean water can coexist on national forest lands, according to research by the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is the most comprehensive examination of water quality on National Forest public grazing lands to date.

March 10, 2013--Mark Udall: We must be prepared for another drought year (Steamboat Today)

Two dry winters in a row have left Colorado’s mountains bare and our reservoirs dangerously low. Dealing with unpredictable weather is part of our way of life in the West, but the long-term effects of this ongoing drought demand that we act now. The latest report from the U.S.

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