Alex Davis to manage Colorado Parks and Wildlife water rights portfolio

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Here’s the release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

Colorado water expert Alex Davis is returning to public service as the head of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife water unit. Davis, one of Colorado’s leading water attorneys, will begin her new position on Aug. 8.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the public sector,” Davis said. “While my recent work in private sector law and consulting has been extremely rewarding, working in water resource management is where I can make the biggest difference.”

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is the largest holder of water rights in Colorado, managing more than 100 reservoirs for recreation and water.

“The agency portfolio of water is expansive and important,” said Rick Cables, Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “It’s critically important that the agency be able to manage its water holdings not only for wildlife and recreation but also in ways that can benefit agricultural interests, recreational outfitters and municipal water providers.”

Davis has an extensive background in Colorado water and water law. She headed the InterBasin Compact Committee from 2009 to 2010. She also served as the Assistant Director for Water at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources for almost five years and as an Assistant Attorney General for Water in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General for many years.

Davis is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and was admitted to the Colorado State Bar in 1994. She has served on the Upper Colorado River Commission, Colorado Ground Water Commission, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Western States Water Council, South Platte Task Force, and many other boards and committees.

“We would be hard pressed to find someone more imminently qualified to manage the largest water portfolio in the state than Alex Davis,” said Chad Bishop, Assistant Director for Wildlife and Natural Resources. “She has the vision and skills to do this job for the benefit of wildlife, outdoor recreation and Colorado’s citizen’s as a whole.”

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us

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