PRTI Work Group

PRTI Work Group

Latest Poudre River News

Fort Collins was Cited for Restoration Work on the River. Read the article here!

Greeley has the best tasting water in a 3-state region. Read about it here!

At our last Poudre River Forum, we heard about how important the Poudre River is to the Nothern Colorado dairy industry. Read about it here.

Take a look at this guest commentary about the value of listening from one of our 2016 Poudre River Forum panelists.

Poudre Runs Through It member Eric Reckentine from City of Greeley is quoted in the article below. Congratulations to Greeley for drafting this cutting edge water rates billing approach to encourage water conservation! Read the story in The Greeley Tribune.

Fort Collins Natural Areas released their 2015 annual report.

New Irrigation diversion offers fish safe passage through Poudre.
PRTI member Scott Hummer works with Wildlife specialists and an irrigation company to build a special fish passage into a diversion structure on the Poudre River.

Brand New Gage The River Signs Up Along the Poudre!
New Informative signs give the community important information about the Poudre. Read the Article in the Coloradoan.

If you have seen any other Poudre Related News or if you notice a broken link please contact us.

Poudre River Forum

Save the Date

5th Annual Poudre River Forum

Friday, February 2, 2018

Island Grove Events Center, Greeley

Watch for registration in fall 2017 here
See links and highlights from 2017 Forum here

Animated History of the Poudre River

The Poudre River; Our River Basin Community

How did the Poudre River Basin Community Get Where it is today.

Check out this short animated history of the Cache La Poudre River.


"Let's make the Poudre River the world's best example of a healthy, working river."

That's our vision. We are a diverse group of regional leaders and experts brought together and facilitated by CSU's Colorado Water Institute. 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. But we all want a river that meets our human needs AND is a healthy river in its own right.

At our regular meetings, we share our experiences and knowledge about the Poudre's uses to meet our human needs for food, beer, bathing and landscapes, and also the river's ecological needs. And we use what we learn to identify opportunities for cooperative action. At the end of our first year together, we brainstormed a number of action initiatives to help meet our healthy river/working river goals.

You can learn more about these initiatives under the "Other Action Initiatives" tab above.

Our original name was the Poudre Runs Through It Study / Action Work Group, but that was a mouthful. Now most of us just say the Poudre Runs Through It, or PRTI for short. Most of us are pictured above in the PRTI Work Group Slide, taken September, 2015.