BLM and Water in the High Desert

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The Water Values Podcast welcomes Lisa Bryant and Jeremy Jarnecke from the Bureau of Land Management. Lisa is the Assistant Field Manager in BLM’s Moab Office, and Jeremy is the State Hyrdologist for Utah BLM. Lisa and Jeremy explain a lot about how the BLM approaches water, and you’ll be surprised to learn how big of a role water plays in an agency whose primary mission is land management. Lisa and Jeremy were fantastic guests, and you’ll get a lot of the interview with them.

In this Session, You’ll Learn about:

  • The mission of and some background on the BLM
  • The different kinds of permits BLM issues and water’s role in permit issuance
  • The interplay between federal and state regulation concerning water and water quality on public lands
  • How the BLM got involved in improving the water quality of the Colorado River in Utah
  • Energy development and its relationship with water on public lands
  • The Master Leasing Plan pioneered by BLM’s Moab Field Office
  • A perspective on public land management and its relationship to drinking water supplies
  • Why and where free water is available in Moab

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