AMWG Alternate - State of New Mexico and State of Wyoming
TWG Member & Alternate for states of New Mexico and Wyoming
355 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-2969
(801) 531-1150 Fax: (801) 531-9750
Don Ostler is the Executive Director and Secretary for the Upper Colorado River Commission which was created by Federal Compact to represent the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The Commission is responsible to administer appropriate Federal laws respecting the uses and deliveries of the water of the Upper Basin of the Colorado River. Don worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, Utah and Idaho. He served for 18 years in an appointed position as the Director of the Utah Division of Water Quality and Executive Secretary to the Utah Water Quality Board. He was responsible for protection of the quality of all surface water and ground water within the state of Utah. He was involved in funding and constructing wastewater projects as well as regulating and permitting municipalities and industries that discharged pollutants to the water. Don also serves as an alternate for the Interstate Stream Commission of New Mexico and the State Engineer's Office in Wyoming.