Several committees of the Club 20 lobbying group meet today in Grand Junction to discuss land–related issues of importance to the western slope. Committee members hear from a variety of experts today on public lands issues as well as concerns about agriculture and water.
On the table today are discussions about the groups' position on endangered species status for the gunnison sage grouse and on the endangered species act. Club 20's Reeves Brown sees a change in how such issues are approached and says it's a step forward. Members were later to see a presentation on converting tamarisk into environmentally–friendly biofuels. Club 20's spring meeting is coming up in april and usually brings rare visits from many Washington Politicians to hear about issues important to the western slope.