Reservoirs in the San Luis Valley

By Travis Smith Colorado’s history is written in water. Colorado’s water history also involves the development of reservoirs. It was quickly recognized by irrigators and municipal users that having the ability to capture and control available water during...

Public Lands, Public Water

By Paul Tigan, Assistant Field Manager, San Luis Valley Field Office, BLM When thinking of the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, what comes to mind? Is it livestock ranching? Oil and gas development? Maybe its rock climbing at Penitente Canyon, or watching wildlife...

Working Together to Plan for Our Water Future

By Kevin Terry For our water resources to meet a variety of needs—from agriculture and municipal uses to wildlife habitat and recreation—collaboration is essential. That’s what the Basin Implementation Plan is all about. Here’s how to get involved. The collaborative...