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Louis Wertz is editor-in-chief of On Land and communications director at the Western Landowners Alliance. He lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, with his wife and two young children.

This week on the On Land Podcast I welcome veteran water reporter Luke Runyon. Luke covers the Colorado River Basin for public radio station KUNC. His podcast, Thirst Gap, digs

The New York Times shares the news that California, Arizona and Nevada have agreed on a plan to save 3 million acre-feet of water over the next three years in

A new breed of water speculator is remaking the American West, and some really cool projects funded by LOR Foundation's Field Work program.

Making the most of the recreation potential of your ranch requires a smart approach to trail design and construction. With the COVID-19-spurred boom in outdoor recreation, and urban refugees scooping up

A new breed of water speculator is remaking the American West, and some really cool projects funded by LOR Foundation's Field Work program.

A handful of half-naked people are lying in the creek on the Berg Ranch, near Lennep, Montana. They are exhausted, dirty, sore and grinning. Rancher Kari Marks is smiling too,

If you can only read three stories (and listen to one) about Western water this week, pick these: 1. Water cuts could save the Colorado River. Farmers are in the crosshairs. This

How to design a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for water on your operation Under the theory that better measurement will lead to better management, many water users associations—especially

If you can only read three stories about Western water this week, read these: 1. Arizona tribe will receive millions in federal payouts for water conservation Alex Hager of KUNC radio

If you can only read three stories about Western water this week, read these: 1. Wall Street is thirsty for its next big investment opportunity: The West’s vanishing water Reporting from

If you can only read three stories about Western water this week, read these: 1. West Slope water managers will not review, approve applications for conservation program In a major change to

Wade Crowfoot was appointed California Secretary for Natural Resources in 2019. As Secretary, Crowfoot oversees an agency of 19,000 employees charged with protecting and managing California’s diverse resources, including its