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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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September 28, 2022
By Greg E. Walcher
The abuse of NEPA is bad for the economy, driving up prices and precluding energy independence. Perhaps it’s not just Manchin, but all of us, being educated in the harsh realities of modern politics.
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September 22, 2022
By Greg E. Walcher
For generations, the conventional wisdom has been that we are losing open space and wildlife habitat to development at an alarming rate. The conventional wisdom may be wrong.
February 18, 2022
By Greg E. Walcher
Which side will Colorado be on this time? Will its officials defend its water, or knuckle under to federal control?
December 28, 2021
By Greg E. Walcher
Wall Street's creation of a new asset class is the first step on the road towards institutionalized ownership of nature.

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