The River Trip

Airing the second Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

A monthly discussion of river issues in the Four Corners area and a celebration of those who love to float the whitewater.

A New Film About The Dolores River

Jan 8, 2015
Rig To Flip

In this episode of The River Trip, new host Sam Carter talks with Cody Perry from Rig To Flip, filmmakers from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, about a new film they will be making in 2015 about the Dolores River, why they are interested in making this film, and how movies about rivers are made using modern digital equipment.

Remembering Martin Litton

Dec 11, 2014
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.

Katie Lee's Lifetime Love Affair With Rivers

Nov 13, 2014
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.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Oct 9, 2014
Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular host Lee-Ann Hill to talk about her work as the Program Coordinator for Dolores River Boating Advocates, along with Sam Carter, who was recently elected Board President of Dolores River Boating Advocates. They discuss recent projects completed by the organization on the Dolores River, their vision for a new boating put-in on the upper Dolores River, and how they balance advocating for whitewater recreation with larger water issues in the southwest.

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

Sep 11, 2014
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 Colorado Water Plan

Aug 18, 2014
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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Changes To The Dolores River Valley Plan

Jul 10, 2014
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 - June 12th, 2014

Jun 12, 2014
Alan English CPA / Creative Commons

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On this expedition of the River Trip, KSJD's monthly program dedicated to river issues and a celebration of those who love to float whitewater, Tom Yoder from KSJD talks with Andy Hutchinson and Josh Munson, board members from Dolores River Boating Advocates, about their spring boating experiences on the upper Dolores, San Miguel, and Colorado Rivers, and how they are working to keep recreational experiences part of the discussion around water rights in the southwest.

The River Trip - April 10th, 2014

Apr 10, 2014
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.

The River Trip - March 13th, 2014

Mar 13, 2014
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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