- 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."
- Poudre River Forum
"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.