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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]