aquifer recharge http://hppr.org en Ogallala Aquifer Conservation: Playa renovation on the Grissom Ranch http://hppr.org/post/ogallala-aquifer-conservation-playa-renovation-grissom-ranch <p>Southeast Colorado rancher Grady Grissom and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory manager Seth Gallagher discuss renovation of a playa on the Grissom Ranch. The wetland had been "pitted," and a flat playa bottom was restored, which normalized plant-life, then birdlife, around the playa. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 11179 at http://hppr.org Ogallala Aquifer Conservation: Playa renovation on the Grissom Ranch Ogallala Aquifer Conservation http://hppr.org/post/ogallala-aquifer-conservation <p>The USDA promotes Ogallala Aquifer conservation with NRCS money for cost-share projects, and a significant report published by the National Academy of Sciences stresses the need to conserve groundwater, and the state of Kansas changes water-rights laws to foster a culture of conservation rather than consumption.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:12:26 +0000 Dale Bolton 10879 at http://hppr.org Ogallala Aquifer Conservation Providing Biodiversity in the Plains http://hppr.org/post/providing-biodiversity-plains <p>Scientists are increasing their understanding of how playas contribute to the landscape. They’ve learned these temporary lakes are a major source of aquifer recharge, but there's another aspect - the abundant bio-diversity playas create. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 10597 at http://hppr.org Providing Biodiversity in the Plains Recharging the Ogallala Aquifer http://hppr.org/post/recharging-ogallala-aquifer <p>We grew up on the High Plains thinking of those occasionally muddy pasture depressions as "buffalo wallows," "rainwater basins" or "mud holes." Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:22:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 10063 at http://hppr.org Recharging the Ogallala Aquifer