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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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March 19, 2019
By Greg E. Walcher
Observing a monarch butterfly in the 1850s, Emily Dickinson wrote about its apparently aimless flitting, “Repairing everywhere, without design that I could trace, except to stray abroad on miscellaneous enterprise, the clovers understood.”
January 31, 2019
By Greg E. Walcher
You can count on your ten fingers the number of times the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously on any environmental issue.
January 22, 2019
By Greg E. Walcher
If America’s founders had been forced to choose between having no Congress, or no President, they would quickly have chosen the latter.
November 29, 2018
By Greg E. Walcher
A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) claims humans have killed more than half the all the wildlife in the world since 1970.

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