Protecting our water resources

Restoring Our Forests to Protect Our Water

Peaks to People Water Fund is working to protect water resources in Northern Colorado by restoring forests to reduce the risk of severe wildfires. The forest restoration projects we fund not only protect water from sedimentation and debris, but also improve forest health and habitat, decrease firefighting costs, and reduce home loss and infrastructure damage. […]

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 […]

Forest Fires destroy our water too

Drip, drip, drip… Why We Need to Protect our Water Now

Drip, drip, drip…. That’s the sound of what we may lose by not paying attention now to the threat to our watersheds…and, it is not just clean drinking water. Colorado’s watersheds have provided generations of community members with clean water, abundant wildlife, inspiring places for recreation, healthy forests, locally grown food, and supported water-intensive industries, […]

Kids and Conservation

Kids and Conservation

Restoring the health of our forests and securing clean and abundant water for the future is important to everyone, especially children. Our kids will inherit the world we leave them, so conserving natural resources for future generations is paramount. Education is the key to helping children appreciate the value of conservation and the role they have […]

Not a Watershed, just a shed.

Think You Know What a Watershed Is?

We’ve all heard the term “watershed”.  Think you know what a watershed is? Some people think it’s the building we keep the garden hoses and watering cans in. Others believe it’s the shed out back housing the pool supplies. Perhaps it’s just a safe place to store extra water bottles in case of an emergency. […]

Rewarding Stewards for Conservation Outcomes not Actions

Performance Based Conservation: Paying for Outcomes Instead of Actions

Communities need clean and abundant water to thrive, our livelihoods and well being depend on it. We all have a personal stake in helping landowners and conservation professionals properly care for the forests and land our water comes from. What if communities could maximize the impact of their investments in forest health treatments while rewarding […]

Prescribed Fire is Key for Watershed Health

Prescribed Fire is Key for Watershed Health

Controlling Wildfire in the West: Anyone living in the arid mountain West knows the reality of wildfire; it’s not if wildfire will happen, but when. Each summer as the temperatures rise and the landscape dries, we hope to be spared the sight of smoke on the horizon. What if we could combat wildfire before it […]

Invest in Watershed Protection

Resources for Building Water Funds

Why Water Quality Matters to You: The health of our forests and the resiliency of our watershed ecosystems are in jeopardy. Our cities continue to grow, while our water quality and supplies diminish. Currently one in ten people worldwide lack access to clean water and by the year 2025 two thirds of the world will […]