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Greg E. Walcher

Greg Walcher

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Greg Walcher is one of the most recognized and respected national leaders in natural resources policy.

He is the author of Smoking Them Out: the Theft of the Environment, and How to Take it Back, now in its second printing, writes a weekly newspaper column on natural resources issues, and publishes a blog called “Resources and Reality,” which has several thousand subscribers nationwide.

A fifth-generation native of Western Colorado, Walcher is President of the Natural Resources Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy, water, public lands, forestry, wildlife, and other environmental issues. He is also an associate in the respected DC environmental permitting firm of Dawson and Associates, serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Heartland Institute, is a fellow at the Centennial Institute, and a board member of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute.

Walcher served in the Governor’s Cabinet as head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and as president of a national organization of natural resources cabinet secretaries. Previously, he spent a decade on Capitol Hill working on natural resources and environment issues, and served as president of a non-profit association of 20 counties, 75 cities, and hundreds of businesses in Western Colorado.

His practical approach to environmental issues has made him a frequent and popular speaker at conferences across the country.

Recent Articles and Publications

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August 10, 2020
By Greg E. Walcher
One should not blame sophisticated and well-funded activists for wanting to use the current situation to push their agenda, however far-fetched it may seem.
July 6, 2020
By Greg E. Walcher
In the next few years, many existing critical habitat designations should be re-evaluated and scaled back.
May 20, 2020
By Greg E. Walcher
Colorado River managers have struggled for years to administer interstate agreements in the face of dwindling flows. It was an issue long before anyone heard of global warming, yet we’re now told that is why the river has less water than it used to.
February 24, 2020
By Greg E. Walcher
Since the days of George Washington, Presidents have wished they could make government employees do what they are told. Actually, that frustration is much older than America.

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