Forests & Fires


Using the Upper Poudre Resiliency Plan as a guide, we focus our work in high priority sub-drainages that are in most need of resiliency work to prevent the negative impacts to our communities, water supplies, and ecosystems from catastrophic wildfire. This important work could not be accomplished without collaboration and partnerships, which is why we work closely with many different government agencies and non-profits to increase resiliency and reduce wildfire risk across our forests.


Featured projects 


Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative

In 2015, CPRW partnered with Larimer County Conservation Corps, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch and The Nature Conservancy, collectively forming the Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative (ECHI).

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Horsetooth Project 

CPRW is working with partners at Larimer County Natural Areas and the Colorado State Forest Service to reduce high severity wildfire risk around Horsetooth Reservoir. 

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Lory State Park Project 

Forest health and fuels reduction project that aims to reduce wildfire risk to portions of Lory State Park, located to the west of Fort Collins.