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1.3 Million Coloradans Depend on the Upper South Platte Watershed
Watch this two minute video to understand the importance of the Upper South Platte Watershed and how landowners can help make a significant long-lasting impact.
Wildfire and Water Protection
The Upper South Platte watershed, in the foothills west of Denver, supplies 80% of the water for Denver’s 1.3 million residents. This same area is also at an extremely high risk for large and catastrophic wildfires – think of the Buffalo Creek Fire that burned 12,000 acres over two days or the Hayman Fire that burned over 135,000 acres.
Water infrastructure is choked by flowing debris after severe wildfires. The aftermath of the Hayman Fire alone lead to 27 million dollars in dredging reservoirs and other repairs. Today, Colorado is in a critical era of water protection and increased action is required.
Landowners and concerned residents like you can play a significant role in managing the impacts of wildfire. Contact us to learn about how you can help.
Did you know?
The amount of land that is private and family-owned that supports a clean water supply for the West while being at high-risk for wildfire
HOW WE HELP
Partnering with Local Forest Experts
The Upper South Platte Partnership is made up of organizations with significant expertise in all aspects of forest and wildfire management, including local fire protection districts, non-profits, local and State foresters, conservation organizations, and federal agencies.
By focusing on protecting communities, improving forest conditions, and improving wildfire response, the USPP is here to help landowners manage their land and positively impact their community, while protecting the Upper South Platte watershed for all.