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Public Lands Bill is a Huge Victory for Conservation

Despite decades of political divide, we may yet be united through our love of public lands and the need to protect them. In an impressive 92-to-8 vote, the Senate just passed the largest public lands bill in almost a generation.  The 662 page measure is a huge victory for conservation with 1.3 million acres being newly […]

Winter 2019 newsletter cover

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Don’t miss a drop of our Winter 2019 newsletter! Meet Peaks to People Board member member, Rob Addington. Rob is the Forest & Fire Program Director with The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado Field Office. Read about the 2018 Farm Bill and how it can help protect our precious water supplies. Learn where to find information about burn activities […]

2018 Farm Bill News

2018 Farm Bill Boosts Watershed Protection

Watershed protection got a big boost last month with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and it couldn’t have come at more critical time. Throughout the Upper Colorado River Basin and Great Basin water supply volume forecasts for April-July are already below average. Drier soils conditions and poor snow pack add insult to injury. […]

Healthy Watersheds Need Healthy Forests

Water is the essence of life. Without it, we simply cannot survive. Yet, very few Americans think beyond the faucet. We turn it on, and clean, drinkable water comes out. So what do healthy forests have to do with it?  Everything. The quality of the water in our rivers and reservoirs is directly linked with the health of […]

Colorado Sunshine

A Bright Future for Northern Colorado Watersheds

Colorful Colorado, we all have our reasons for loving this beautiful place we call home. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast whose passion is to play in the mountains or someone who prefers the culture and comforts of the city, we love it just the same. We are Coloradans and we all depend on the […]

Forest Fires destroy our water too

Drip, drip, drip… Why We Need to Protect our Water Now

Drip, drip, drip…. That’s the sound of what we may lose by not paying attention now to the threat to our watersheds…and, it is not just clean drinking water. Colorado’s watersheds have provided generations of community members with clean water, abundant wildlife, inspiring places for recreation, healthy forests, locally grown food, and supported water-intensive industries, […]

Kids and Conservation

Kids and Conservation

Restoring the health of our forests and securing clean and abundant water for the future is important to everyone, especially children. Our kids will inherit the world we leave them, so conserving natural resources for future generations is paramount. Education is the key to helping children appreciate the value of conservation and the role they have […]

Lory State Park view from Arthur's Rock

Lory State Park Forest Management Project

Our communities depend on our forests to provide clean and plentiful water.  Therefore, our health and our wealth require coordinated, proactive management of our watersheds.  A key component of the forest management work being done by Peaks to People Water Fund, and our partners, is reducing the risk of wildfire through fuels reduction. When the severity of […]

Be prepared before a wildfire starts

Wildfire Resources for Larimer County

It is often said, “Proper planning prevents poor performance”.  This sentiment couldn’t be more true than when it comes to an emergency. With the 2018 wildfire season upon us, it is more important than ever to know what to do when fire occurs and what resources are available to you.  The High Park Fire of 2012 […]