The Western Slope Conservation Center has existed as an active grassroots organization for 35 years in the form of the separate, but now merged, Western Slope Environmental Resource Center and the North Fork River Improvement Association. As one of its areas of concern, the Conservation Center is intensely interested in the wise use of our state's water and especially as it may improve water quality and in stream flows.
The Conservation Center is aware of the legislation proposed in Senate Bill SB13-019 addressing the impact of more efficient use of water through agricultural water conservation measures. The goal of the bill is to encourage agricultural water conservation and allow the "conserved water" to remain in the river.
The Conservation Center views efforts such as the proposed SB 13-019 to be in the best interests of the public and the health of our streams.