PRTI Work Group

PRTI Work Group

The goal of the Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group is to provide an opportunity for all of us who love the Poudre River to learn more about the river and to engage in ways to make it "the world's best example of a healthy, working river."

More about the Study/Action work group.

Latest News!

At our last Poudre River Forum, we heard about how important the dairy industry is on Poudre water. 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

Thanks to all for a great event!

Check out the video footage, program details, and sponsors of the 2016 Poudre River Forum here.

Daniel Dawson of North Forty News Reviews the 2016 Forum: Poudre River Forum focuses on future of agriculture.

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.