OUR STORY

The Peaks to People Water Fund is comprised of businesses, organizations, individuals and landowners who recognize the need to protect the forested watersheds of Colorado’s Front Range from unprecedented threats that, left unchecked, will greatly damage ecosystems vital to our wellbeing and livelihood. Our vision, mission and approach are focused on mitigating wildfire risks in order to improve forest health, enhance water quality and quantity, protect wildlife habitat, and ensure businesses that rely heavily on clean and available water can prosper and thrive.

Our Vision

A Colorado where rural and urban communities join to enhance the natural resources, wildlands, and agricultural areas upon which our quality of life depends.

Our Mission

To create a watershed fund through which community members support land stewards who conserve and enhance nature’s ability to provide clean and abundant water, healthy food, productive soils, carbon storage, wildlife habitat, and inspiring open spaces for all community members to enjoy.

Our Approach

Peaks to People will be a connector between donors who want to manage wildfire risk and support watershed improvements with stewards whose practices can improve the provision of nature’s benefits.

History

While we are a young organization, we have achieved quite a lot in a short time. Key milestones and achievements include:

2013

Completed Feasibility Analysis & Initial Outreach

2014

Established Fund
Drafted Vision & Mission
Developed Working Group Concept
Secured Founding Supporters

2015-2017

Recruited Fund Director
Established Working Group
Launched Initial Projects
Focused on Development of the Watershed Investment Tool

2018 & beyond

Completed Work at Initial Demonstration Sites
Completed Development of Watershed Investment Tool
Formed Stakeholders Committee
Launched Social Media Campaigns
Developing Cross Organizational Project Tracker Website
Continue Program Build Out

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