Trees torching at the High Park Wildfire on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland on Thursday, June 17, 2012. (Photo credit: US Dept. of Agriculture)

Trees torching at the High Park Wildfire on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland on Thursday, June 17, 2012. (Photo credit: US Dept. of Agriculture)

It All started when...

In the summer of 2012, the High Park and Hewlett Gulch wildfires burned almost 90,000 acres of the Poudre Watershed . The scale and intensity of the wildfires brought people from local water utilities, natural resource agencies, local non-profits, and businesses together to plan and prioritize post fire restoration needs. Initially known as the High Park Restoration Coalition, the group eventually formalized and became the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) in 2013. CPRW works across the entire Poudre watershed from headwaters to the confluence with the South Platte River on issues relating to rivers, forest resilience and wildfire mitigation.


About CPRW

CPRW is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Fort Collins, CO. Our mission is to improve & maintain the ecological health of the Poudre River watershed through community collaboration. Our stakeholders have expertise in restoration science, ecology, collaboration, forestry, local government and private citizens. Our stakeholder committees include representatives from the US Forest Service, Colorado State University, Larimer County, City of Fort Collins, City of Greeley, Colorado State Forest Service, Town of Windsor, and Weld County among others.