Frannie Monasterio

Senators and Agencies Support Improving Tribal Access to Clean Water at Committee Legislative Hearing

Feb. 21, 2024

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a Legislative Hearing to gather more information about several tribal bills, 1 including S. 2385 , the Tribal Access to Clean Water Act of 2023, which we have covered in a previous blog . It was the Committee’s...

Treaty Justice

Celebrating the Boldt Decision and Treaty Justice

Feb. 16, 2024

The Getches-Wilkinson Center, Native American Rights Fund, CU American Indian Law Program and Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group are thrilled to co-host: Celebrating the Boldt Decision and Treaty Justice. Join us for an evening of scholarship, storytelling and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Boldt decision and the...

Sally Jewell

Sally Jewell, Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, to visit with Colorado Law Students

Feb. 15, 2024

Growing the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders: A Student Conversation with Secretary Jewell The Getches-Wilkinson Center and Wyss Scholars Program invites CU Law students to join Sally Jewell, former Secretary of the Interior during the Obama administration, for an interactive conversation on the future of conservation. In addition to her...

Adam Fisher

Wyss Scholar Adam Fisher publishes article in Environmental Law Reporter

Feb. 9, 2024

Adam Fisher is Colorado Law's current Wyss Foundation Wyss Scholar. His recent article "Pay to Play? The Past, Present, and Future of Recreation Fees on Federal Public Lands" is live in this month's issue of the Environmental Law Reporter. The article explores the thorny issue of public land recreation fees,...

Future Water Leaders

Updates from the 2024 Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention

Feb. 6, 2024

The Colorado Water Congress (CWC) winter convention in Aurora, CO has been buzzing with excitement. The conference kicked off with a series of water related workshops. Gregor MacGregor, Director of the Acequia Assistance Project at the Getches-Wilkinson Center (GWC), moderated a panel on the future generations of water leaders. One...

Andrew Teegarden

Necessary Policies for a Colorado Wetland Program Post-Sackett

Jan. 31, 2024

For the next piece in our Sackett series , we will look at public participation and environmental review provisions applicable under the Clean Water Act’s existing dredge and fill program. Colorado’s program needs similar procedural protections in any permitting program designed to effectively protect state waters and fill the gap...

Bears Ears National Monument

GWC and the Getches-Green Clinic Defend the Antiquities Act

Jan. 24, 2024

The Getches-Wilkinson Center and the Getches-Green Clinic recently teamed up with 29 law professors from around the country to submit an important amicus curiae brief in a case that could undermine the integrity of the Antiquities Act. In 2021, President Biden issued two proclamations restoring Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante...

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Scholarship Opportunities Abound for CU Law Students

Jan. 11, 2024

At Getches-Wilkinson Center we understand the financial burden of attending Law School. We have compiled a list of resources to help CU Law Students access available Scholarships and Fellowships from within the GWC, CU Law School and outside resources. The Getches-Wilkinson Center is now accepting applications for Summer 2024 and...

Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters: The Colorado River Crisis Water Rights

Jan. 2, 2024

GWC Board Chair and CU Law School Raphael J. Moses Professor of Law, Mark Squillace, is interviewed by Angela Chen in "Troubled Waters: The Colorado River Crisis Water Rights." "About a third of the of the people that live on the Navajo Nation currently have no water to their homes,"...


Getches-Wilkinson Center Staff Attend 2023 CRWUA Annual Conference

Dec. 22, 2023

The Getches-Wilkinson Center, led by director, Chris Winter, took the entire staff to CRWUA this year to participate in hard hitting conversations about the future management of the Colorado River. As we get closer to 2026, negotiations and compromise will become the focus of creating sustainable water management in the...