2023 Impact Report

Throughout 2023 Peaks to People continued to play a vital role enhancing forest health and protecting water supplies in Northern Colorado. From providing sophisticated tools that helped direct funding to the most impactful projects in our area, to securing and leveraging significant funding for highly strategic projects, to acting as a convenor to enhance collaboration [...]

Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: The Cache La Poudre Initiative in Cherokee Park

We are pleased to announce our commitment of $30,000 to an important project being implemented by Larimer Conservation District (LCD) within the Cherokee Park community in northern Larimer County.  This contribution is a part of our ongoing Cache La Poudre Initiative, which, in conjunction with our Big Thompson Initiative, underscores our commitment to safeguarding the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Exploring Forest Health and Watershed Resilience: Out in the Field with the Colorado Forest Health Council

The Big Thompson Watershed Health Partnership (BTWHP) recently organized a field tour for members of the Colorado Forest Health Council, a Governor-appointed group of influential leaders focused on advising the Governor on matters concerning forest health across the state. The Council aims to foster cross-jurisdictional collaboration among federal, state, and local government entities, as well [...]

Grant Funding Awarded to Support Big Thompson Watershed Health Partnership

We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive grant funding to support the Big Thompson Watershed Health Partnership (BTWHP). This essential support will allow us to further our mission of creating resilient landscapes and addressing wildfire risks in Northern Colorado. The Northern Colorado Fireshed Fund, established in collaboration with 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 [...]
Peaks to People Spring 2023 News

Peaks to People Water Fund Spring 2023 News

We have lots of great Spring news for you! Read all about an amazing partnership that has formed to restore the health of the Big Thompson Watershed to protect it from the impacts of fire suppression and climate change. We share some BIG news about a substantial grant we have received from the Colorado State [...]