overgrown forest

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 [...]
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 […]

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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 […]