Monthly Archives: March 2014

Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

When I first became director for The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, quite a few folks told me I was crazy.   “The Colorado River is a lost cause,” they said.   As I did my assessment of potential strategies and places to work, the Colorado River Delta stood out as a place that might meet this description…. Read more »

Colorado River again flows into Mexico

Colorado River again flows into Mexico Charlie Neuman, a phenomenal photographer with the San Diego Union Tribune, spent time near Morelos Dam and throughout the pulse flow region yesterday. Click through to see his beautiful images from the event. 

Can the Colorado River Flow to the Sea?

Last Monday, in the village of San Luis, Mexico, hundreds of people gathered below a bridge that spans the dry channel of the Colorado River. The polka-beat of Ranchero music mixed with sound of laughter across the sandy basin. It was a party of all ages and everyone waited for the guest of honor : agua…. Read more »

Families gather near the San Luis Rio Colorado bridge where there was no river only a week ago. What better way to celebrate spring than an impromptu river party? And what better way to see that conservation and restoration measures affect much more than the ecosystems they seek to revitalize? (Source:

There’s an entire generation of people who are seeing their river for the first time.