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.

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
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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.

The River Trip - February 13th, 2014

Feb 13, 2014
Western Artic National Parklands / Creative Commons

In this special Valentine's Day episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with environmental educator Jane Dally about her close-up and personal experience in Alaska watching migrating caribou, and Daniel Oppenheimer from the Tamarisk Coalition discusses how helping eradicate invasive species of plants along rivers can foster a deeper appreciation of a waterway's biology, history, and recreational opportunities.

The River Trip - January 9th, 2014

Jan 9, 2014
Awilson / Creative Commons

Host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Wade Hanson and Julia Anderson, board members with the Dolores River Boating Advocates, about how the organization works to enhance the environmental and recreational aspects of the Dolores River.

 

 Host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Dale Smith and Duncan Rose from Trout Unlimited about their chapter's efforts at improving fish habitat and their observations on how climate change is affecting cutthroat trout in the Dolores River Basin.

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New host Lee-Ann Hill from Dolores River Boating Advocates talks with Jim White, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, about native fish populations in the Dolores River.

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