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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]