Big Thompson

Restoring our Forests Strategically and Collaboratively

Forest investments must be continuous Despite the two largest wildfires in Colorado’s history burning more than 400,000 acres in Northern Colorado in 2020 there is still plenty of work that needs to be done to prevent the occurrence of future severe wildfires. The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) reports approximately 10% of Colorado’s 24 million acres of forest […]

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Wildfire Recovery Efforts Are a Race Against the Clock

Autumn Wildfires: A Curse and a Blessing The Cameron Peak and East Troublesome wildfires impacted more than 400,000 acres and encompassed over 625 square miles in the autumn of 2020. The timing of those fires were both a curse and a blessing. Late season wildfires such as these feed off of drier and more abundant […]

Peaks to People Winter 2021 News

Winter 2021 Newsletter

A lot has happened since our last newsletter and we hope this finds you well. In this update we’d like to catch you up on our current and upcoming forest health treatments in the Big Thompson Watershed. We’ll introduce you to another amazing Peaks to People board member, Sandra Hicks. Sandra is a seasoned Environmental Engineer and EHS […]

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Fuel Treatments West of Estes Park Help Save Town from Destructive East Troublesome Fire

A Close Call for Estes Park, Colorado All eyes turned to Estes Park, Colorado on October 21, 2020 when the East Troublesome Fire, which originated west of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) near Grand Lake, jumped the continental divide and began moving eastward. Due to the location of the spot fie, multiple evacuation orders were […]

Pole Hill In Progress

Restoring Forest Health Creates Jobs and Boosts the Local Economy

Peaks to People is pleased to announce that the 250-acre Pole Hill forest health project in the Big Thompson watershed is underway. We are co-funding this project with substantial funds also coming from the Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Northern Water and the Colorado State Forest Service.  This project is located […]

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest in our Summer Newsletter! We’ll be introducing you to Peaks to People board member, Judy Dorsey President and Principal Engineer of Brendle Group, sharing news of our current project in the Big Thompson watershed and explaining how Peaks to People funded projects are creating jobs, boosting the local economy […]

Working for wildlife and healthy watersheds

The Importance of Forest Health for Colorado Wildlife

Restoring Forest Health is a Win-Win The health of our streams and rivers, and the wildlife that depend on them, are directly related to the health of the forests that surround them. Forest structure affects habitat quality for many wildlife species, both terrestrial and aquatic. Historically, wildfires occurred in varying sizes and intensities across the [...]
Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter Catch up on all the latest in our Fall Newsletter! We are excited to share multiple opportunities for you to help support our work to protect Northern Colorado watersheds. Please VOTE for Peaks to People in the Scheels Giving Campaign by Dec 8th!  We’ll update you on the recent prescribed fire at Ben […]

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The Path to Overgrown Forests

The year of 1910 was one of the driest in recorded History. More than five million acres burned in the United States. Three million of those acres were torched in only two short days during the Great Fire. At least 85 lives were lost, 78 of them fallen fire fighters. An estimated 7.5 billion board […]

Peaks to People Water Fund Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest in our Summer Newsletter! Help us welcome our new board chair Rob Addington and thank our amazing outgoing chair, Robin Reid. Meet our newest board member, Mike Lester. Mike is the Director of the Colorado State Forest Service and has more than 30 years of professional experience in state [...]