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A 'Green New Deal' For Colorado: Top Ten Goals for the Environmental Movement in 2019, The Colorado Sun, 11/25/2018
Can The 'Outdoor Recreation Economy' Save Colorado's Environment? The Colorado Sun, 11/11/2018
Traffic Will Only Get Worse If Colorado Voters Approve Proposition 110, The Colorado Sun, 10/21/2018
Eastern Europe's Rivers, and Their Advocates, Fight For Life!, Waterkeeper, 10/17/2018
Drain Lake Powell and Tear Down Glen Canyon Dam to Promote Conservation and Water Supply Security, Denver Post, Durango Herald, Pagosa Daily Post, 9/18/2018
I Am River, The River Is Me, Waterkeeper Magazine, Summer 2018
Toxic Masculinity and the Western American Lawn, Medium, KGNU, July 2018
Polis -vs- Kennedy: Who Will Protect Colorado's Rivers?, Pagosa Daily Post, 5/4/2018
Proposed Wolf Creek Dam Based On Water Rights Speculation?, Pagosa Daily Post, 4/18/2018
Denver Water Ignores Its Own Data In Bid For Dam Expansion, Pagosa Daily Post, 4/11/2018
When A River Becomes A Legal Person: A Short Journey Down New Zealand's Whanganui River, International Rivers, 3/13/2018
To Save The Oceans, We Must Save The Rivers That Feed Them, High Country News, Adventure Journal, 2/6/2018
The Poudre Drains Through it, Coloradoan, 1/27/2018
No Al Canal! River Activist Visits Nicaragua To See Firsthand What Will Happen If The 'Interoceanic Canal' Is Built", Boulder Weekly, 1/18/2018
Boulder City Council Vote Would Freeze and Kill South Boulder Creek Fish, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/17/2018
Is Bitcoin Destroying Tibet's Rivers? Waterkeeper, 12/11/2017
Colorado Water Plan Has Become 'Colorado Dam Plan', Colorado Springs Gazette, Pueblo Chieftain, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Longmont Times, Boulder Daily Camera, EcoWatch, KGNU, 12/6/2017
Oh Great Spirit: The Big Island Needs Our Help!, Waterkeeper, 8/8/2017
The Guayllabamba River Waterkeeper Family of Quito, Ecuador, Waterkeeper, 6/28/2017
Three Reasons Why Water Markets May Be Damaging The West's Rivers, Water Deeply, 5/30/2017
Hoover Dam: California Isn't Accounting For This Major Emitter, High Country News, 4/11/2017
Donald Trump Doesn't Know A Damn Thing About Dams, EcoWatch, 4/9/2017
Water Projects Bill Harms Colorado River, Feeds Growth Addiction, Fort Collins Coloradoan, 3/31/2017
Seven Reasons Why The Outdoor Retailer Show Should Boycott Colorado, Medium, 3/6/2017
The Dam Truth: From Oroville to Hoover, Climate Change Gets The Last Word, Waterkeeper, YubaNet, 2/21/2017
The Health of the Poudre River is Non-Negotiable, Fort Collins Coloradoan, 2/17/2017
Check out my new piece in Waterkeeper! "Will This Wild, Secret Himalyan River Be Dammed?" Waterkeeper, Earth Island Journal, EcoWatch ~2/2/2017
Check out my new book: River Warrior: Fighting to Protect the World's Rivers!
3 Steps to Stop Trump and Create a 'Bernie Sanders Revolution' in the Environmental Movement, EcoWatch, 11/30/2016
7 Wild Rivers Under Attack By Hydropower Dams, EcoWatch, 10/12/2015
It's Official: Hydropower is Dirty Energy, EcoWatch, 9/29/2016
Free The Snake, Remove The Dams!, EcoWatch, 9/20/2016
Hickenlooper Moves Colorado Backward On Climate Change, Boulder Daily Camera, 9/11/2016
Could The "Most Powerful Geothermal Reservoirs In The World Save The Colorado River? EcoWatch, 9/1/2016
Environmental Law Enforcement Helps Avert Shortage on the Colorado River, Save The Colorado, 8/18/2016
Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone?, EcoWatch, 8/15/2016
Don't Dam The Grand Canyon Of Peru!, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, 7/21/2016 (now in Spanish!)
5 Reasons Clinton Should Not Pick Hickenlooper for Vice President, EcoWatch, 7/18/2016
A River of Falsehoods Rivaling Trump vs Clinton, Denver Post, 7/1/2016
The Mekong River Is Not For Sale!, photo essay in New Internationalist and Boulder Weekly, 5/12/2016
Disaster Capitalism On The Colorado River, USA Today, 3/27/2016
Why is Mine Waste Being Dumped Directly into the Ocean? EcoWatch, 3/4/2016
Why Hydropower is not 'Clean' or 'Cheap,' EcoWatch, 2/23/2016
Will Oil Destroy This Mayan Village In Belize? TckTckTck and Boulder Weekly, 2/18/2016
Hottest Year Ever Recorded + Collapsing Oil Prices = Broken Fossil Fuel Economy, EcoWatch, 2/1/2016
Will Climate Change Swamp Cartagena? Waterkeeper, 1/15/2016
Oppose Welfare Ranching, Not Wolves, in Colorado, Sky Hi News, Glenwood Springs Independent, Boulder Daily Camera, EcoWatch, 1/7/2016
Europe's Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves and a 'Sea of Plastic', Ecowatch, 12/18/2015
How Many Climate Change Refugees Should America Let In? EcoWatch, 11/27/2015
Colorado Water Plan: A Missed Opportunity, Aspen Times, Sky Hi Daily News, Summit Daily News, Boulder Daily Camera, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, KGNU Radio, Greeley Tribune, Pueblo Chieftain, 11/23/2015
Justice For The Victims of Guatemala's Chixoy Dam Massacre, Global Greengrants Fund, 10/28/2015
Will Undermine COP21 as "False Solution' to Climate Change, EcoWatch,
11/2/2015 (translated into Hindi here)
Hydropower 'Methane Bomb' No One Wants To Talk About, Waterkeeper
Magazine, 10/6/2015 (translated into Spanish here)
Supreme Court to Make Historic Ruling on Fracking Bans, EcoWatch,
Undermines Climate Action in Colorado, EcoWatch and Coloradoan, 9/21/2015
the Animas River spill is eye-catching, Western rivers face an even bigger
threat, High Country News, 8/31/2015
the Colorado Water Plan Ethically Bankrupt? Save The Colorado Blog,
Clean Water Rule Won't Protect The West's Water, High Country News,
Is What Epic Drought Looks Like: Lake Mead Hits Historic Low, EcoWatch,
Rescue the Wolves of Isle Royale!, EcoWatch, 4/27/2015
Ways to Beat the California Drought and Save the Colorado River, EcoWatch,
the Colorado Water Plan, KGNU Radio, 4/14/2015
Colorado River, A River In Distress, KGNU Radio, 3/12/2015
Climate Action Plans Combat Megadrought and Save The Colorado River?
Eklund's "False Information" About The Colorado Water Plan,
Washington Park Profile, 3/12/2015
Would Destroy The Poudre River, Fort Collins Coloradoan, 1/27/2015
Is It Legal To Cause Fracking Earthquakes In Colorado? EcoWatch,
Should Focus On River Destruction, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/15/2015
The War Against The Colorado River, EcoWatch, 1/14/2015
Las Vegas Betting the Colorado River Will Go Dry? High Country
Secretary Pena, Don't Wipe Out The Coasts!, EcoWatch, 12/8/2014
Senator Bennet Isn't a Climate Denier, Then Why Is He Acting Like One?,
at its Best: Boulder County Extends Fracking Ban, EcoWatch,
is the New Blue, Colorado, Colorado Independent, 11/10/2014
Dr. Evil is Targeting Anti-fracking Activists as 'Big Green Radicals,'
March!, EcoWatch, 9/21/2014
Climate Crisis Is A Water Crisis, EcoWatch, 9/15/2014
Hickenlooper's Fracking Commission Be Clairvoyant?, Colorado Independent,
Out To Save The Poudre!, Fort Collins Coloradoan, 9/9/2014
Reasons Water Advocates Should Join the People's Climate March Sept. 21,
Cause Climate Change, They Are Not Clean Energy, EcoWatch,
Most Endangered Child At Our Border, EcoWatch, 8/12/2014
Drains Lake Mead To Lowest Level Ever, EcoWatch, 7/9/2014
For A River? Not If We Start Fighting!, Boulder Weekly, 7/3/2014
Lobby Eco-Fallout: Does Fracking Violate My Religious Freedom?, EcoWatch,
and Gas Industry Buys Colorado Fracking Election, Ecowatch,
Water Plan Is Being Hijacked, Denver Post, 6/18/2014
River and Sea of Cortez finally embrace after 20 years, High Country
News - WOTR, May 2014.
Good, Bad and Ugly in Colorado's New Fracking Air Emissions Rules,
More To Stop War Is Not The Way To Go, Coloradoan, 3/13/2014
'Powering Forward' Advise Obama to Frack our way to a Clean Energy Economy?,
Citizens to Hickenlooper: 'Can You Hear Us Now?' Colorado Independent,
and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry -vs- Sustainable Planet, EcoWatch,
FRACKING FRACAS On Colorado's Front Range, Waterkeeper Magazine,
Rivers Illustrate Realities of Extreme Weather Activated by Climate Change,
Elysium: Matt Damon, Robert Redford, and the Colorado River, Huffington
Next Chapter in Colorado's Water Supply Crisis, Ecowatch, 8/222013
The Colorado River Get Fracked? Ecowatch, 5/16/2013
Did Hickenlooper and Urbina Kill The Fracking Healthcare Bill? Huffington
Post and EcoWatch, 4/24/2012
Most Endangered River in America!, Several versions in several newspapers
and blog sites including Yahoo News, 4/18/2013
Not The Only Government Official Trying To Frack Colorado, Huffington
for Jewell on Protecting the Colorado River, San Diego Union-Tribune,
Bully Governor Says He Will Sue Fort Collins To Overturn Fracking Ban,
Collins Bans Fracking as Democracy Comes Alive in Colorado, Ecowatch,
2012, Grassroots Democracy Led In Boulder County, Huffington Post,
Gap Firming Project Is A Bad Deal For Colorado, Denver Post
and Sky High Daily News, 1/8/2013
Boulder County Should Reject Moffat Water Project, Boulder Daily
Camera, 12-19-2012 (They
did, we won!)
Frack Denver's Water!, Huffington Post, 12-13-2012
York City Meets The Colorado River At UN Climate Talks?, Huffington
votes against neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and environment,
With Hickenlooper, Huffington Post, 8-4-2012
Vs. Marijuana: Colorado's New Cancer War? Huffington Post,
Fort Collins Should Ban
Fracking Coloradoan, 5/22/2012
Has Caused Damage And Must Be Controlled Denver Business Journal,
County Should Reject NISP Boulder Daily Camera, 5/4/2102
Fracking Destroy Colorado's Rivers? Huffington Post, 3/19/2012
Rick Santorum ban The Lorax? Huffington Post, 2/8/2012
The Perfect Storm on the Colorado River Huffington Post, 1/31/2012
Wrong About NISP, Again Coloradoan, 1/30/2012
Fiasco: $9 Billion Flaming Gorge Pipeline Would Further Drain the Colorado
River System by Gary Wockner and Alexandra
Cousteau, Huffington Post, 1/10/2012
Good, The Bad, The Ugly in Colorado's New Fracking Rules Huffington
Colorado Addicted to Oil? Denver Post 12/4/2011
Gary's article, "Last Stand on the Poudre."
Poudre River in the News
Gary is the
Director, Spokesperson, and "Poudre Waterkeeper" for the Save
The Poudre Coalition. Read Save The Poudre news here.
River in the News
Gary is the Director
of the Save The Colorado River Campaign, which works to protect and restore
the Colorado River from the source to the sea.
Sierra Club National Executive Director, Carl Pope, visits Fort Collins
to rally the Save The Poudre Coalition!
of the River nominated for the Colorado
Gary in the Channel 9 News Debate.
Listen to the Colorado Public Radio Interview about the Poudre MER.
Gary and the Save The Poudre Team in the Great Poudre Debate!
The John Fielder event to Save The Poudre was an ENORMOUS SUCCESS!
Intersection Redevelopment: Watch the Cross Currents video debate where
Gary makes the case for conservation and good land use planning.
Alternatives to NISP, Greeley Tribune, 5/26/2011
the Poudre Position on Floodplains "Evolving," NCBR,
on the Poudre?, Coloradoan, 3/2/2010
True Cost of Coal, Coloradoan, 12/8/2009
Leaders Honored in Fort Collins, Coloradoan, 8/16/2009
Harms Area Agriculture Greeley Tribune, 6/30/2009
Must Plan for A "New Water Economy" Denver Post,
SARS Virus Strikes Poudre School District! Coloradoan, 12/22/2008
Attend Public Hearings! Coloradoan, 6/15/2008
Students Feel "Invicible" After Desert Trip, Coloradoan,
Bad For Fort Morgan, Fort Morgan Times, 2/20/08
Changing on I-25 Development, Coloradoan, 12/27/2007
Against Uranium Mine a State First, RMNews, 12/19/07
to Save The Poudre River in Greeley, Greeley Trib. 10/17/07
Conservation Leaders in Larimer County! Coloradoan, 8/18/07
for the Poudre River, FC Weekly, June 6, 2007
Deceives Taxpayers, FC Weekly, Feb. 20, 2007
Brings Choice Schools, Coloradoan, Jan. 2007
The Environment Tops My List, RMNews, Dec. 2006
Run Through River's Past and Future, Coloradoan, Nov. 2006
In Highway Name, Denver Post, Oct. 2006
War Reminds Me of War in Iraq, WOTR, July 2006
Off Mexico is an Ecological Blunder, WOTR, June 2006
River Runs Through it, Denver Post, April 9,
Check out my new book: River Warrior: Fighting to Protect the World's Rivers!
Pulse of the River,
Interview and Publicity
Comeback Wolves (2005).
An Eco-novel (2003).
Natl. Park Conundrums: The Wolves of Isle Royale (1997).
With A Mountain Bike, and other stories (1993).
Hill and Back: A Mountain Bike Escapade (1991).
Orion, May/June 2006
Granny Hootenany and the Great Boulder Mall Crawl,
Soccer Dads for Gray Wolves, Comeback
Show Yourself, and Others Will, Fall
Nature on Wheels, Orion July/Aug
"Wolf Whisperer," Orion Jan/Feb 2005
Hideaway, Matter no. V
Get On The Bus
Orion Jan/Feb 2004 (read
Bench, Mountain Gazette #90
Rocks, Matter, no. IV
Dreams at Pine Ridge NIFC, July 2004
Duped by Drought?
Fort Collins Weekly, V1 I40
Lock and Load? Fort
Collins Weekly, V1 I33
for Water Conservation FC Coloradoan, Dec '05
Wolves and the Death of Environmentalism, Tidepool
Rooting for the Underdog (HCN/WOTR)
Need Fix From Nature, (FC Coloradoan)
Wolves in Colorado? (Denver Post)
Billionaires Save The Earth? HCN/WOTR, June 2005
Endangered Species Need Roadless Habitat RM News
Gunner Man, HCN-WOTR March. 2005
for the Poudre, FC Coloradoan May, 2005
Nature, HCN-WOTR Feb. 2005
of Another Kind,
Denver Post Dec. 2005
Values, FC Coloradoan, Jan. 2005
a River Through Children's Eyes, HCN, Dec. 2004
are not Terrorists, Denver Post, Oct. 2004
Tale of Two Yellowstones, HCN,
Passion in Education (FC Coloradoan May 11,2004)
Lyin' (RMNews, April 2004)
IRS Hot on
the Heels of Grandmas (Denver Post, 2/19/04)
the Environment, by Robert S. Devine, Bloomsbury, May
Rick Bass, HCN, March 2005.
by Rocky Barker, HCN, Nov. 2005
in the Wilderness, by Bruce Babbitt, HCN, Feb. 2006
Some Old and New Stuff:
Nice long interview of Gary Wockner by Derrick Jensen on Resistance
Radio, August 2014, about the Colorado River.
Gary and the Save The Colorado River Campaign named "EcoRockstars
Impacting The Planet" in Origin
Magazine, March 2013!
work protecting the Colorado River highlighted in the New
York Times! December 21, 2012
Gary's work protecting the Colorado River highlighted in Earthjustice
Magazine. Fall 2012.
out the "BIG
OIL FAT CAT," Denver Post, 10/1/2012
THE POUDRE PARTY photos!
Wins Colorado Book Award!
Good Places to Visit:
Gary in the Denver
Post and LA
In Slovenia, see:
Eastern Europe's Rivers, and Their Advocates, Fight For Life!
In New Zealand, see:
When A River Becomes A Legal Person: A Short Journey Down New Zealand's Whanganui River
In Nicaragua, see "NO AL CANAL!"
In the Wailuku River, Big Island, Hawaii -- see:
Oh Great Spirit: The Big Island Needs Our Help!
In Ecuador -- see:
"The Guayllabamba Waterkeerper Family of Quito"
In Nepal -- see:
"Will this Wild, Secret Himalayan River Be Dammed?"
In Peru -- see:
"Don't Dam The Grand Canyon of Peru!"
In Thailand -- see: "The Mekong River Is Not For Sale!"
In Belize -- see:
"Will Oil Destroy This Mayan Village In Belize?"
In Columbia -- see:
"Will Climate Change Swamp Cartegna?"
In Costa Rica -- see:
"The Hydropower Methane Bomb No One Wants To Talk About"
In Mexico -- see: "Colorado River and Sea of Cortez finally embrace after 20 years"
In Spain -- see: "Europe's Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves and a 'Sea of Plastic'"
Glade Reservoir" Front-Page Series.
November 2014. Collect 'em all! :-)
Gary with Kelly Giddens on election night 2013.
and her team saved Fort Collins from fracking.
Gary with the Watershed
Movie team -- Jill Tidman (Producer), Mark Decena (Director),
and Jamie Redford
(Producer). The Save
The Colorado River Campaign sponsored a tour of The
Redford Center's Watershed Movie.
Gary with Robert
F. Kennedy, Jr., President of the Waterkeeper
Gary with Alexandra
Cousteau raising funds for Gulf
Coast relief efforts.