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About Greg E. Walcher

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Greg E. Walcher brings to the practice a lifetime of experience, institutional knowledge, contacts and advocacy on natural resources and environmental policy and issues. He specializes in issues related to energy, water, endangered species and wildlife, forest management, public lands and private property rights.

Walcher served as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, a department of 2500 employees, 8 divisions, 14 boards and commissions, and a $180 million budget. Its jurisdiction includes wildlife, parks, water, forestry, public lands, oil and gas, minerals and geology. His national colleagues elected him president of the national organization of natural resources/environment cabinet secretaries, and he has been a national leader in conservation policy debates.

Leveraging a decade of Capitol Hill experience as an aide to U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong, Walcher spent 10 years as President and CEO of CLUB 20, a non-partisan, non-profit association of cities, counties, businesses, and individuals serving the interests of Western Colorado. The group’s budget and membership tripled during Walcher’s tenure through activism on important issues facing the region: water, forest health, tourism, transportation, telecommunications and public lands. He also served on the national policy committee for the American Society of Association Executives.

Natural resource issues are personal to Walcher. He and his wife Diana own Walcher Orchards, a Colorado operation including a peach orchard, direct marketing and fresh fruit shipping business with customers in over 40 states. The operation has been featured in Gourmet magazine as a cutting-edge example of niche marketing in high altitude fruit production and sales.