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 […]

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 [...]
Peaks to People Water Fund Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest in our Summer Newsletter! Help us welcome our new board chair Rob Addington and thank our amazing outgoing chair, Robin Reid. Meet our newest board member, Mike Lester. Mike is the Director of the Colorado State Forest Service and has more than 30 years of professional experience in state [...]
Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Don’t miss a drop of our Spring 2019 newsletter! Meet Peaks to People Board member member, Alex Castino. Alex is the Land Protection Program Officer for Great Outdoors Colorado. We’ll share some highlights from the final monitoring report for our demonstration sites.  We hope you enjoy our new segment “Resources for Landowners” where we will […]

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 […]

Watershed Health Outcomes Tracker

Tracking Watershed Health in Northern Colorado

Outcome-based land management is a strategy that focuses on achieving outcomes across landscapes that include not only ecological goals but economic and social goals as well. In northern Colorado, Peaks to People Water Fund is working to improve watershed health and protect water resources by using collaborative, outcome-based forest management in areas of high wildfire […]

2018 Farm Bill News

2018 Farm Bill Boosts Watershed Protection

Watershed protection got a big boost last month with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and it couldn’t have come at more critical time. Throughout the Upper Colorado River Basin and Great Basin water supply volume forecasts for April-July are already below average. Drier soils conditions and poor snow pack add insult to injury. […]

Healthy Watersheds Need Healthy Forests

Water is the essence of life. Without it, we simply cannot survive. Yet, very few Americans think beyond the faucet. We turn it on, and clean, drinkable water comes out. So what do healthy forests have to do with it?  Everything. The quality of the water in our rivers and reservoirs is directly linked with the health of […]

Colorado Sunshine

A Bright Future for Northern Colorado Watersheds

Colorful Colorado, we all have our reasons for loving this beautiful place we call home. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast whose passion is to play in the mountains or someone who prefers the culture and comforts of the city, we love it just the same. We are Coloradans and we all depend on the […]