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 [...]
Septemeber 2022 News

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Don't miss a drop of our latest news! We are excited to introduce you to our new Executive Director, Julie Dubin and our newest board member, Mark Eiswerth. We'd also like to share with you updates on current and upcoming projects.  We have two new Big Thompson Initiative partners and more resources for landowners. Read [...]

Peaks to People Awarded Three Year Grant from Gates Family Foundation

We are delighted to announce that Gates Family Foundation (GFF) has joined our growing list of strategic investors with a generous grant to support our work in Northern Colorado for the next three years. The funding from this grant will close a critical gap in operations funding and allow all additional funds raised to go [...]

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 [...]
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 […]