Our Vision

Landscape illustration

Our vision is a healthy and resilient watershed that can sustain wildfire and other natural disturbances to protect communities, keep water supplies reliable, and support diverse flora and fauna for current and future generations.

What we do

Operations Team

Cross Boundary Planning

We coordinate with stakeholders, agencies and community members across jurisdictional boundaries to plan on-the ground forest management projects in strategic areas. Coordination focuses on collaborative projects that achieve multiple benefits for communities, water management, rivers, and forests. This work is supported by the Partnership’s Operations Team.

Science Team

Science and Adaptive Management

We collaboratively develop guiding documents which incorporate the best available science, like the Partnership’s Guidelines for Defining Desired Future Conditions for Projects. We are currently working toward implementing an adaptive management process that uses monitoring data to inform proposed management actions and outcomes. This work is supported by the Partnership’s Science Team.

Community Team

Community Engagement

We conduct educational events for local students and community members, as well as opportunities for the public to engage with and provide input to land managers. This work is supported by the Partnership’s Community Engagement Team. See our events page for more!

We want you to be involved!

The St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership is here to:

Forest

Keep you informed about forest management across the St. Vrain Watershed.

Connection

Answer your questions and connect you with the right people when needed.

Community

Listen to your perspectives on how forest management effort can best support your rivers, forests, and communities.

Want to attend a Partnership meeting, get updates, and stay informed? Join the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership email list (you can expect quarterly or bi-annual emails from us). If there’s another way you’d like to get involved with the Partnership, please reach out to The Watershed Center’s Forest Program Director.

Story Map

To learn more about the ecology of our forests, the importance of active management, what the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership is, and what projects are happening, please explore our Story Map below.

Partnership members

Boulder Watershed Collective
Boulder Watershed Collective
APFPD
KICP
city of longmont colorado
city of longmont colorado
Boulder Watershed Collective
APFPD
KICP
city of longmont colorado
city of longmont colorado
KICP
city of longmont colorado
Boulder Watershed Collective
APFPD
KICP
KICP

The Colorado NRCS is honored and thrilled to work with the fantastic leadership of the Watershed Center, through the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership, in their demonstrated devotion and responsibility to the science, the communities, and the resources they serve in this critical landscape. The Watershed Center’s ability to convene diverse collaborative stakeholders, identify needs of the community, in the context of the ecology and the resource concerns as they present themselves in different geographies within the watershed is nothing short of impressive. This bold effort through their leadership represents the gold standard for place-based and science-based collaborative planning and implementation.

Funding for St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership coordination provided by

Argosy Foundation, Boulder County Wildfire Mitigation Tax, Boulder County, City of Longmont, Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation, Left Hand Water District, St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District, U.S. Forest Service, and the National Forest Foundation. See a full list of funders here.