Kevin R. Kemper – The jaguar (Panthera onca) roams the Southwest boundary region of the United States, Mexico, and tribal nations, particularly in southeastern Arizona and northeastern Sonora. This transboundary species has remained elusive and controversial. Those who care about the preservation of the species want to learn all they can so that political action can be taken. Environmental information policy may require some secrecy at times to make certain endangered species are protected, but policy-making outside of the public gaze must not be a permanent situation, even when it involves tribes.
Nathan D. Schott – Glen Canyon Dam has had a dramatic impact on the American West. In a place as sacred and iconic as Grand Canyon where interests are diverse and complex, finding the proper balance among competing interests is no easy task. To help ensure that Glen Canyon Dam is operated in a manner consistent with both federal mandates and the public interest, Glen Canyon Dam operators have increasingly relied on recommendations from an arguably unrepresentative group of interested stakeholders as a proxy for the public interest.
Jason A. Robison and Lawrence J. MacDonnell – Rooted in concerns about reliance interests and expectations attached to Colorado River water in the Lower Basin, this Article considers the nuanced relationship between Arizona v. California and the Colorado River Compact as this relationship is implicated by the supply-demand imbalance.
By Ian Ferrell – On February 3, 2014, the Colorado House of Representatives passed House Bill 14-1026, titled “A Bill for an Act Concerning the Authorization of Flexible Water Markets.” If the Colorado Senate passes the law, it would allow agricultural water right holders who choose to reduce their consumptive use of water to apply for a change in use for the unused portion of their water right. A change in use is a legal process that allows a holder of a water right to change the type of use historically associated with that water right.