Poudre River Forum – Feb 8th

    PoudreRunsThroughItSmallThe Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland

    Saturday, 8 Feb 2014, 10 am – 6 pm

    Presentations and dialog followed by a celebration with jazz from the Poudre River Irregulars.

    $25 registration required by Jan 31. Register here

    The theme of the forum is The Poudre: Working River/Healthy River. Over the past year, agricultural, municipal, business, recreational, and environmental stakeholders have been meeting to teach one another about their different perspectives on the Poudre. The group’s mantra is “Let’s Make the Poudre River the World’s Best Example of a Healthy Working River.” In the spirit of that mantra, the group resolved to bring the Poudre’s communities together to learn more about the river and to celebrate it.

    Understanding the water rights of agricultural and municipal diverters, learning about where the water in the Poudre comes from and what it does for us, and digging into details about ecological factors such as flow, temperature, fish and sedimentation, are all a part of getting the wide angle view of the Poudre. The group believes that only by traveling all nbso those waters—the working aspect as well as the health aspect—will citizens have the background to form sound decisions about the Poudre’s future.

    The Poudre River Forum will feature presentations and dialogue. State Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs will speak about how the Poudre itself was the site of early conflict and cooperation leading to the development of the doctrine of prior appropriation in the west, and how the law has evolved in recent years to make it easier for us to consider together both water rights and ecological needs.

    Sponsored by The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group – Agricultural, urban, environmental, recreation, and business interests collaborating to create the world”s best example of a hard working river that is also healthy. Facilitated by the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University.