CPRW’s initial focus continues to be planning and implementing habitat restoration to address the impacts of the 2012 wildfires. We work collaboratively with other stakeholders to identify the highest hazards in order to target on-the-ground restoration actions. Our planning and coordination contributed to the strategic implementation of ~300 additional acres of post-fire restoration on private and public lands. Our work directly benefited natural resources, residents, and public land managers in the burn area. However, because the fires had such an immediate negative impact on water supply, our work also benefitted the ~300,000 people downstream of the burn area who depend on the Poudre River for drinking water.
Now, we are bringing Larimer County stakeholders (e.g. natural resource professionals, scientists, residents, government agency representatives, etc) together to plan and implement watershed activities to reduce the risk of future catastrophic wildfires and address other watershed risks. We have launched our planning efforts by building a stakeholder committee that will begin meeting September 2014.
Our aim is to:
Stay tuned for opportunities coming up in 2017.
Are you interested in helping CPRW develop a watershed restoration plan to improve and protect the resilience of the upper Cache la Poudre basin? Our Science & Technical Committee meets once every two months to discuss goals, objectives, and analysis. We are also developing a non-technical advisory committee to help shape the plan. Contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating or contributing. No experience necessary, just a desire to help the Poudre Watershed.