Utah Water Guardians is sponsored by the communities of Boulder and Escalante, Utah. We stand for protecting water for its own sake. We see water not just as a resource but as life giving presence. Currently we are working to protect the watershed of East Fork Boulder Creek which has been treated with Rotenone in the past. Our goal is to work with UDWR and USFS to use NON-POISON ALTERNATIVES to aid in the reintroduction of Colorado Cutthroat.
The Utah Water Guardians website provides the history of the Reintroduction of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout on East Fork Boulder Creek (Boulder, Utah) project with current updates, a library of independent scientific studies on public health, ecological, and legal implications of the dangers of Rotenone use as a piscicide, plus letters written by community members opposing Rotenone use in the area.
“It was never the intent of the Endangered Species Act to conduct recovery projects to increase a single species that would put other species at risk of extinction.” -Don and Nancy Erman, Aquatic ecologists, UC Davis, California.