“Let’s make the Poudre River the world’s best example of a healthy, working river.”
That’s our vision. The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group (PRTI) is a diverse group of regional leaders and experts brought together and facilitated by the Colorado Water Center and the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University. Collectively, our members reflect the same diversity of values held by those who live in the communities along the Cache la Poudre River.
Some of us value the river mainly as a working river for agricultural, municipal, and industrial needs. Others value its rich recreation opportunities and ecological attributes. Though, we all want a river that meets our human needs AND is a healthy river in its own right.
We share our experiences and knowledge about the Poudre’s uses to meet our human needs for food, drinking water, bathing, beer, landscapes, and also the river’s ecological needs. We use what we learn to identify opportunities for cooperative action and we have implemented a number of action initiatives to help meet our healthy river/working river goals.