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Protecting our water resources

Restoring Our Forests to Protect Our Water

Peaks to People Water Fund is working to protect water resources in Northern Colorado by restoring forests to reduce the risk of severe wildfires. The forest restoration projects we fund not only protect water from sedimentation and debris, but also improve forest health and habitat, decrease firefighting costs, and reduce home loss and infrastructure damage. […]

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Don’t miss a drop of our Spring 2019 newsletter! Meet Peaks to People Board member member, Alex Castino. Alex is the Land Protection Program Officer for Great Outdoors Colorado. We’ll share some highlights from the final monitoring report for our demonstration sites.  We hope you enjoy our new segment “Resources for Landowners” where we will […]

Maximizing Forest Management to Protect Water Supplies

In Northern Colorado, thousands of acres of forests need restoration to reduce the size and severity of wildfires.  Public and private land managers lack the funding to reduce forest fuels at meaningful scales. We need to prioritize and fund forest management where it can best protect our water resources. That’s why Peaks to People and […]

Watershed Health Outcomes Tracker

Tracking Watershed Health in Northern Colorado

Outcome-based land management is a strategy that focuses on achieving outcomes across landscapes that include not only ecological goals but economic and social goals as well. In northern Colorado, Peaks to People Water Fund is working to improve watershed health and protect water resources by using collaborative, outcome-based forest management in areas of high wildfire […]

Public Lands Bill landslide

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, […]