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Conservation

Collected by: Western History and Genealogy Department and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library

Archived since: Dec, 2018

Description:

The Conservation collection consists of websites that may be temporal, and includes as a focus local environmental organizations and subjects related to the American conservation movement.

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Title: Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)

URL: http://www.goco.org/

Description: Created by voters in 1992, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) is a statewide trust fund that helps support conservation, recreation, and stewardship needs. This organization is supported by a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds, and exists to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO provides grant funding to local governments, nonprofits, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and over nearly thirty years has committed more than $1.3 billion to more than 5,300 conservation and recreation projects in every corner of the state.

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Subject:   Conservation of natural resources Science & Health Environmental protection Land use Parks -- Colorado Outdoor recreation -- Colorado. Public lands -- Colorado Recreation areas -- Colorado Outdoor recreation -- Economic aspects -- Colorado. Wildlife conservation -- Economic aspects -- Colorado. Grants-in-aid -- Colorado. Colorado. State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund. Tourism

Title: How two big Denver suburbs are approaching the reality that they’re running out of water

URL: https://coloradosun.com/2022/10/19/castle-rock-arvada-water-needs-tap-fee-increases-turf-bans/

Description: As metropolitan areas along Colorado’s Front Range continue to gain in population and city development, water scarcity is forcing some towns to enact new water preservation measures. This article looks at Castle Rock’s “turf bans” limiting private landscaping, and Arvada’s increased water hook-up fees for new construction. The article also references measures Aurora has taken towards incentivizing water conservation.

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Subject:   Regional planning -- Colorado. Water-supply -- Political aspects. Landscape architecture in water conservation. Water conservation -- Colorado -- Denver Metropolitan Area. Aurora (Colo.) Castle Rock (Colo.) Arvada (Colo.) Science & Health Society & Culture

Title: Denver Urban Gardens (DUG)

URL: https://dug.org/

Description: Denver Urban Gardens is a non-profit organization, founded in 1985, that strives to support sustainable, food-producing community gardening in Denver, Colorado. The organization has over 170 gardens across six counties in the Denver Metro Area, and works with community members to “cultivate gardeners, grow food, and nourish community.” The organization offers technical expertise, gardening education programs, and seed and seedling distributions.

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Subject:   Community gardens -- Colorado -- Denver Urban agriculture -- Colorado -- Denver Agriculture Community Gardens Sustainable agriculture Vegetable Gardening Science & Health Outdoor recreation -- Colorado

Title: How Beavers Could Help Protect Water Quality from Climate Change

URL: https://www.cpr.org/2022/11/11/beavers-water-quality-climate-change/

Description: A 2017 water and soil science study on the East River tributary of the Colorado River took a different turn than expected when beavers dammed the river section being studied. This event allowed for evaluation of the effect beavers have on water quality and ecosystem health. Beavers’ work was found to be more significant in reducing excess nitrogen than either rain or snowmelt. Ecologists believe the increasing warmth and dryness of the western U.S. will allow beavers to extend their range, potentially improving water quality of existing rivers.

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Subject:   Crested Butte (Colo.) Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Environmental conditions. Beavers – Ecology Animal ecology Wildlife conservation Watersheds Natural resources--Management Environmental protection Science & Health

Title: Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

URL: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/rocky_flats/

Description: The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2007, and is home to 239 migratory and resident wildlife species, including prairie falcons, deer, elk, coyotes, songbirds, the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, and rare xeric tallgrass prairie. This 5,237-acre refuge, located 16 miles northwest of Denver, has remained relatively undisturbed for the last 30- 50 years, following the closure of the Rocky Flats nuclear plant. Previously managed by the U.S. Department of Energy, the plant manufactured nuclear and non-nuclear weapons from 1952 to 1994, after which it was added to the EPA’s National Priorities List (Superfund List) in 1989. Today, the refuge is one of over 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Subject:   Conservation of natural resources Environmental protection Land use Recreation areas -- Colorado Science & Health Outdoor recreation -- Colorado. Public lands -- Colorado Wildlife conservation Tourism Endangered species U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service U.S. Department of Energy Resource Management Natural resources--Management

Title: GreenLatinos

URL: https://www.greenlatinos.org/

Description: GreenLatinos is an active grassroots community of Latino/a/x leaders, headquartered in Colorado, who educate on, advocate for, and craft environmental justice policy with a focus on communities of color. Their primary policy priorities are climate justice and clean air, protection of public lands and the ocean, creating sustainable communities, and protecting water equity.

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Subject:   Society & Culture BIPOC Environmental justice Social justice Environmental policy Politics

Title: Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA)

URL: https://www.iwla.org/

Description: The Izaak Walton League, founded in 1922, is an environmental advocacy group championing the protection of clean air and water, healthy fish and wildlife habitat, and conserving outdoor America for future generations. The organization is one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. The League supports citizens locally and works to shape conservation policy nationally.

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Subject:   Conservation of natural resources Environmental protection Land use Recreation areas Science & Health Outdoor recreation Wildlife conservation Endangered species Resource Management Natural resources--Management Fishes--Conservation--United States

Title: Colorado SNOTEL Watershed Time Series Snowpack Graphs

URL: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/co/snow/products/?cid=nrcs144p2_063323

Description: Static snapshot of the watershed basins in Colorado. Site purports to present graphs of Colorado snowpack by region and year, but this functionality did not archive successfully.

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Subject:   Snow--analysis Science & Health Watersheds

Title: The Coming Crisis Along the Colorado River

URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/opinion/drought-climate-colorado-river.html?searchResultPosition=1/

Description: This New York Times opinion piece examines the challenges facing the western U.S. as population growth, combined with historically significant drought conditions, quickly deplete the Colorado River. The article argues that the seven states that depend on the river will need to drastically reduce water use to stave off social, political and environmental crisis

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Subject:   Science & Health Environmental protection Natural resources--Management Water-supply -- Political aspects. Water conservation -- United States. Environmental policy Watersheds Drought management -- United States. Water-power -- United States.

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