Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

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The Day We Set the Colorado River Free | Nature | OutsideOnline.com

A great article in “Outside” magazine was sent to me recently:

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free | Nature | OutsideOnline.com.

about how the Colorado river was released from its last dam so that it could flow all the way to the ocean in the Gulf of California. This has not happened but rarely since 1966 when the Glen Canyon dam was built to create Lake Powell.

Paddle boarding the lower Colorado

Hopes are for more releases in the next 5 years to maintain some riparian restoration efforts in the delta. As water supplies tighten up in the Southwest, and as Big Business and Big Decisions continue to be made in the interest of money and people and people with money, the land itself is busy making its own decisions. Thank you for looking up and away from human business toward the actual life which supports it all. (and saying), “wait, we need rivers to flow to the Ocean for about a million reasons, and a million more we don’t even know yet.”