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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

overgrown forest

The Path to Overgrown Forests

The year of 1910 was one of the driest in recorded History. More than five million acres burned in the United States. Three million of those acres were torched in only two short days during the Great Fire. At least 85 lives were lost, 78 of them fallen fire fighters. An estimated 7.5 billion board […]

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. […]

Lory State Park view from Arthur's Rock

Lory State Park Forest Management Project

Our communities depend on our forests to provide clean and plentiful water.  Therefore, our health and our wealth require coordinated, proactive management of our watersheds.  A key component of the forest management work being done by Peaks to People Water Fund, and our partners, is reducing the risk of wildfire through fuels reduction. When the severity of […]

Be prepared before a wildfire starts

Wildfire Resources for Larimer County

It is often said, “proper planning prevents poor performance”.  This sentiment couldn’t be more true than when it comes to an emergency. With the wildfire season upon us, it is important to know what to do when fire occurs and what resources are available to you.  The High Park Fire of 2012 showed us how […]

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. […]