Lee-Ann Hill

Lee-Ann Hill loves rivers and music.  She is the Program Coordinator of Dolores River Boating Advocates (DRBA), and has a little farm in Mancos where she has discovered that the main problem with farming is that it interferes with her river season (and there's that water shortage thing, too, which impacts both…).  Though inherently afraid of talking on the air, she inherited "The River Trip" from her DRBA predecessor and loves the mystery of where the next show will go, like a bend in the river.  A Colorado native, and raised on the West Slope, she is passionate about our Western Landscapes and their unique cultural heritage, and enjoys working to protect them.

The River Trip
10:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Remembering Martin Litton

Martin Litton rowing a dory.
Credit McKenzie River Wooden Boat Museum

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill and Grand Canyon river guides Andy Hutchinson and Tim Cooper remember Martin Litton, a Grand Canyon river runner and longtime conservationist, best known as a staunch opponent of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and other dams on the Colorado River.

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The River Trip
10:32 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Katie Lee's Lifetime Love Affair With Rivers

Katie Lee bathing in a water hole in Glen Canyon in the 1950s
Credit Tad Nichols / Tad Nichols Collection - Northern Arizona University

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.

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The River Trip
11:54 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

Credit Rachel Zurer / Creative Commons

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.

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The River Trip
2:11 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

The Colorado Water Plan

Credit Jeremy Nicholson / Creative Commons

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Carrie Lille and Anne Oliver of the Southwest Basin Implementation Planning Team, about their work on the Colorado Water Plan, a path forward for providing Colorado with the water needed for healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture.

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The River Trip
9:52 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Changes To The Dolores River Valley Plan

Credit Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with former Montezuma County Commissioner Dewayne Findley and Tim Hunter from the Montezuma County Planning Commission about the Dolores River Valley Plan, and the Montezuma County Commissioners' recent decision to remove Chapter 8, including the Transferable Development Rights option, from the County Land Use Code.

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The River Trip
1:02 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

The River Trip - April 10th, 2014

Credit Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Matt Clark with Trout Unlimited and Nathan Fey of American Whitewater about the Lower Dolores River Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation Plan and how it addresses the complex issues that surround water use, fish habitat, and recreation in the Lower Dolores River.

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The River Trip
9:43 am
Thu March 13, 2014

The River Trip - March 13th, 2014

Credit Jim Bahn / Creative Commons

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with aural historian and author Jack Loeffler about his book " Thinking Like a Watershed", how he is inspired by John Wesley Powell's view on watershed basins, and why we should all consider our place within our own watershed.

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