CAWA Presents…”Drought and Rangelands” featuring Retta Bruegger & Janie VanWinkle

September 4, 2020 – This summer and fall the Colorado Ag Water Alliance is putting together a series of interviews on water issues of interest to the agricultural community. These interviews are with water experts around the state and discuss everything from water law, water quality, and water use in agriculture. They will be playing on air and you can find them on their website in the resources section at

The next in the CAWA series is another interview conducted by CAWA Executive Director Greg Peterson regarding “Drought and Rangelands” featuring:

Retta Bruegger, Regional Extension Specialist – Western Region, Range Management
Retta has an MS in Rangeland Science and Management. Prior to working for CSU Extension, she worked as the Outreach and Research Coordinator on the Learning from the Land project, out of CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources. Retta has also worked on multiple interdisciplinary teams conducting rangeland research and outreach in Colorado, Arizona, and Mongolia
& Janie VanWinkle
Western Slope Rancher in Mesa County and current President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association…

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance (CAWA) is comprised of agricultural leaders from across Colorado committed to the preservation of agriculture through the wise use of Colorado’s water resources.  Members represent major facets of production agriculture, as well as partner organizations such as the Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.  Learn more online @

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09-04-20 CAWA Presents..."Drought and Rangelands"

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