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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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June 2, 2021
By Greg E. Walcher
Rural activists say they are tired of being ignored, and outvoted, by people in the large cities who are isolated from the interests of rural communities, both geographically and culturally.
May 10, 2021
By Greg E. Walcher
Harry was an environmental scientist, an expert on trees, plants, and wildlife habitat.
March 18, 2021
By Greg E. Walcher
The transition team recommended moving BLM’s headquarters back, and rehiring all the senior career staff that took other jobs.
January 26, 2021
By Greg E. Walcher
Why is the New York Times writing about Colorado water? Because Wall Street investors plan to get rich by rerouting it.

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