CPRW and partners receive the 2016 Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Award 

In 2015, CPRW partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Conservation Corps, Wildland Restoration Volunteers & the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch to form the Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative (ECFHI). The ECFHI is a collaborative effort that aims to reduce the negative impacts of catastrophic wildfires to protect forest health, water supplies, and communities. The ECFHI also seeks to build the capacity to reduce wildfire risk work by training volunteers and youth to implement wildfire mitigation safely and effectively.  Every year, the Larimer County Environmental Advisory Board and Larimer County Commissioners recognize the innovative and proactive environmental efforts of county residents, businesses, organizations and/or agencies through the Environmental Stewardship work. Thanks to the Scout Ranch for nominating our group and Larimer County for recognizing our efforts with this award! 


Special Notices

CPRW News and Events


Science & Technical Committee Meeting 
Save the Date: CPRW's upcoming all-day workshop is planned for Tuesday, November 28. Agenda and further details to come.

Click Here for the meeting minutes from September. We will share the upcoming 2018 meeting schedule before the end of the year. 




Wildfires: A Global Problem & Local Solutions 
Join CPRW on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:30-7pm at Avogadro's Number for a discussion and panel on wildfires in the west. Stay tuned for more information! 



Lower Poudre Community Meeting 
We are nearing the completion of our Lower Poudre River Flood Recovery and Resilience Master Plan to help us better protect the lower Poudre River from future flood and erosion problems. The project study area includes the Poudre River east of I-25 to where it meets the South Platte River. We will be hosting a final community meeting on Wednesday October 25 from 5-7 pm at the Windsor Community Recreation Center in the Buckeye/Redwood room (250 N. 11th St, Windsor, CO 80550), if you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Hally.





Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative Prescribed Burn
Our partners at the Colorado Nature Conservancy led a prescribed burn on September 22 at the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch near Red Feather Lakes. This prescribed burn was the culmination of work performed by the Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative to improve watershed health and enhance forest resilience. The goals of the burn were to reintroduce fire to the landscape under favorable conditions and provide an opportunity for collaboration and training across organizations. Thanks to all that helped make this happen!






Support CPRW this Fall! 


Colorado Gives Day
Support CPRW on Colorado Gives Day! Colorado's largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, is taking place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. On this day, thousands of people come together to support Colorado non-profits like ours. when you donate to CPRW, you are helping us improve and maintain the ecological health of the Poudre watershed through community collaboration. Please help us reach our goal of $1,500! Click the Donate Now button below. Beginning November 1, you can schedule your donation early!





Visit great breweries, try new beers, save money, earn prizes, and help humanity. How? Join the "Fort Collins Ale Trail

The Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club has teamed up with 18 breweries to create the Fort Collins Ale Trail App. The app includes a guide & trail map to participating breweries. By choosing to purchase a Donation Coupon, you can help support local charities, including CPRW, get $1 off your first beer & get a stamp on your Trail Pass! Use the app to track your progress & win prizes along the way.  Visit for details on how to download the app and purchase the donation coupon.




News & Events Around the Watershed 


Upcoming Prescribed Burns on USFS land 
The USFS Canyon Lakes Ranger District is planning several prescribed fires this month! We are excited to see more fire introduced as a management tool in on USFS lands in the Poudre watershed. 

Red Feather Prescribed Burn: Located north of Red Feather Lakes; east of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision.

  • Last spring 1,513 acres of the total 4,348-acre project was successfully burned.
  • The two burn units targeted for this fall are 707 acres and 2,027 acres.
  • Detailed information here 

Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn: Located north of Highway 14, east of Rustic.

  • Over 500 acres of this 2,027 acre burn took place between 2014 and 2016.
  • Detailed information here




Pikes Peak Forest Health Symposium 
Panels on Pikes Peak fire history, case studies, possible solutions and discussions on next steps. October 20 from 10am-4pm at the Penrose Garden Pavilion (1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs). Click here for more information.




Big Thompson Watershed Forum Conference 
Join the Big Thompson Watershed Forum on November 1 for its 15th biennial watershed conference. Click here to learn more or to register. 




Job Opportunities 


Denver Water- Watershed Scientist 
Denver Water's External Affairs Division/Environmental Planning Section is hiring a Watershed Scientist to serve a technical role as a part of a team to develop and implement Denver Water's watershed management program. Key goals include preserving high water quality for drinking water supplies, well-functioning forest health and ecological systems & cooperative partnerships with stakeholders. Click here to learn more.






The Nature Conservancy- Watershed Forest Manager
The Nature Conservancy- Colorado & the USFS-Rocky Mountain Region are hiring a Watershed Forest Manager. This is a cost-share position to help integrate and scale-up forest restoration efforts on public and private lands in the Upper South Platte and other priority watersheds. The position will be managed and supervised by TNC & will be based in the Boulder office.

The position is open until 10/29/17. To apply, click here and enter job ID #45801. Direct all references to Jason Lawhon at and Claire Harper




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Nesting bald eagle pair along the lower Poudre river, spring 2017. 




The Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public’s access to and participating in public meetings is a priority of the CPRW. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the CPRW, please call Hally Strevey at 970-222-5754 or email within 3 days before the scheduled meeting date in order to allow the Coalition to better accommodate your request. CPRW does not provide assistance or contract with a person or entity that discriminates based on disability.


Larimer County 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award
CPRW press release LaCoaward.pdf
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Recovery and Preparedness Information Bulletin
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CPRW hired Jennifer Kovecses as the Executive Director.  Please see the press release for more information.  

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Contact Us

Jennifer Kovecses

320 E. Vine Drive, Suite 213

Fort Collins, CO 80524


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