Fall 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

We are excited to share lots of great news with you in our Fall Newsletter. Our Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report is out! Learn all about the important work we have done to protect our local water supplies. We're funding some exciting new forest health projects through our Big Thompson Initiative as well as a [...]

The Long and Costly Road to Wildfire Recovery

During the late summer and early autumn of 2020 Northern Colorado experienced the two largest wildfires in our state’s history. With more than 400,00 acres scorched, encompassing more than 625 square miles, the devastation was nearly unfathomable. Swift and coordinated recovery efforts across the burned landscapes began before the final flames were even extinguished. The [...]

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2021

We are doing crucial work today to preserve our vital resources for tomorrow. During our Fiscal year 2021 Peaks to People Water Fund launched our most important initiative to date, the Big Thompson Initiative, a critical collaborative effort between multiple private and public agencies. We invested $160,000 in new funds for a combined total of […]

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Don’t miss a drop of our Summer Newsletter! We have a lot of important news to share with you regarding our Big Thompson Initiative, plus lots of great updates on our current and upcoming watershed health projects. We’ll introduce you to our newest board member, share news on efforts to protect Northern Colorado water supplies […]

Partnering Up with the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute

Big Thompson Initiative Partner Profile Colorado Forest Restoration Institute Since 2016 Peaks to People Water Fund and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) have been working together to assess forest conditions in Northern Colorado to ensure project selection meets the water funds goals and objectives. As a science-based outreach and engagement organization CFRI leads collaborations […]

Big Thompson River

Our Partnership with the Big Thompson Conservation District

Big Thompson Initiative Partner Profile and Projects Big Thompson Conservation District Peaks to People and Big Thompson Conservation District (BTCD) have been collaboratively working together on forest health projects since 2017. As our organizations have developed and grown so has our partnership. Like Peaks to People, BTCD is also working to improve water quality by […]

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 […]

Poudre River

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 […]