Cheley Camps – Main Campus 2023

Project Location: The Cheley Camps of Colorado is located roughly 8 miles West of Loveland, Colorado in rural Larimer County (Fish Creek HUC 12 Watershed). LCD has identified 40.6-acres of forest restoration treatment within the Cheley Camps of Colorado property boundary. Historic forest type is Ponderosa Pine. Species composition has drastically shifted, tree densities are [...]

Summer 2023 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is filled with lots of great updates! We've had a busy few months filled with conferences, project site visits, grant awards and more. We hope you enjoy reading about all the good things we've been up to. As you'll learn, we are invigorated by the shared commitment to our cause and the [...]

Enhancing Fire Preparedness: Mapping PODs in the Big Thompson Watershed

Last week, members of the Big Thompson Watershed Health Partnership came together for a crucial initiative—to map out PODs (Potential Operational Delineations) across the watershed. Led by Daniel Godwin, Fire Management Planning Specialist and Wildfire Crisis Strategy Program Manager for the Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest, this mapping exercise aimed to identify and connect PODs within our [...]

Community Resilience in Action: A Closer Look at Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Reduction in the Pole Hill Area

We were excited to get out into the forest last month alongside our partners from the Larimer Conservation District and the Colorado State Forest Service to explore active and completed projects in the Big Thompson watershed. This excursion was a crucial component of our Forest Restoration & Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) Grant agreement. Through the [...]

Revitalizing Forests and Protecting Water: A Success Story in the Storm Mountain Area

Peaks to People team members recently had the pleasure of visiting a newly completed forest health project with our partners from the Larimer Conservation District. This project involved a forest restoration treatment of 32 acres that border the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest in the Storm Mountain Area. While a portion of the project area was affected [...]

Local Organizations Join Forces to Protect the Big Thompson Watershed

Loveland, CO –  Widespread decline in forest health due to the effects of climate change and wildfire suppression have decreased the ecological resilience of the Big Thompson watershed and exponentially increased the risk of catastrophic wildfire. This has put the communities within the forested areas as well as those dependent upon its natural resources at [...]
Pole Hill Forest Health Project

Peaks to People Water Fund Awarded $1,000,000 to Protect Homes, Water Supplies and Wildlife Habitiat

We are extremely pleased to announce we have been awarded a $1,000,000 grant to restore forest health and reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Big Thompson Watershed. The Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) grant program, managed by the Colorado State Forest Service, provides funding for fuels and forest health projects or [...]