Documents

B.H. Eaton Ditch - Photo by Gabriele WooleverJosh Ames Ditch documentation

The Josh Ames Ditch diversion structure was removed by the City of Fort Collins in 2013. This is the documentation of the unique history of this diversion structure and its almost 100 year history and impact on the Northern Colorado area.

Josh Ames Ditch Documentation


2013 Management Plan

The primary purpose of this document is to outline the goals and strategies that CALA officials will use to administer the heritage area, but this plan does much more than that. It also contains a thorough analysis of the historical themes that make the CALA special, and a comprehensive inventory of all the cultural and natural resources within its boundaries

2013 Management Plan


Charles A. Lory Paper

This paper describes Lory’s connections to the region and, among many accomplishments, his work promoting the CBT project and helping solve the Bureau of Reclamation’s national project-repayment problems in the 1930s.

 

Charles A. Lory Paper


1883 Fort Collins Water Works - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

Water Contours by Denise Fisher

In “Water Contours” Denise Fisher explored and examined the development of her own conciousness of water on the Northern Frontrange landscape. Denise strove to to convey a sense of place through the stories that interesect my life and this region.

Watercontours


Native American Timeline for Larimer County, CO

A Chronology of Native Americans in Northern Colorado from an archaeological perspective with main cultural group complexes based on tool types found in the archaeological record Burris 2006.

Compiled by Dr. Brenda Martin, Curator, Fort Collins Museum, May 2009

Native American Timeline For Larimer County


Poudre Learning Center - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

Bylaws of Poudre Heritage Alliance

The name of the corporation is Poudre Heritage Alliance, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation.” The principal office of the Corporation shall be Poudre Learning Center, 8313 West F Street, Greeley, Colorado 80631, but meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at other places, whether within or outside of Colorado, as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.

The mission of the corporation shall be to support and manage the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.

Bylaws of Poudre Heritage Alliance


Strauss Cabin - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

National Heritage Areas 101

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

 

Heritage Areas 101


Poudre Pooch Park - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

NOCO Tourism Plan

The Northern Colorado Cultural Tourism Strategic Plan articulates a vision for more robust cultural tourism opportunities, establishes a set of goals to guide the process of building more tourism infrastructure and experiences and proposes implementation strategies.

NOCO Tourism Plan


Poudre River Trail - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

People of the Poudre by Lucy Burris

This manuscript was prepared at the request of the Poudre Heritage Alliance to enhance its interpretive program and should be considered a companion work to several other projects that the Poudre Heritage Alliance has previously sponsored. Although the history of water delivery in the West is the focus of the Poudre Heritage Alliance’s efforts, it has also recognized that the area has a long history of use prior to the arrival of Europeans and Euroamericans. The purpose of this report is to document the presence of Native Americans along the Poudre corridor between AD 1500 and AD 1880.

People of the Poudre

Links

Poudre River Trail - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

Poudre River Trail – Photo by Gabriele Woolever

Poudre River Trust

Since it was established in 1984, the Poudre River Trust has been instrumental in raising awareness of the river’s cultural heritage and importance as a public resource, while also facilitating dialogue among the various constituencies with interests in the river’s condition and development. In 2017, the Poudre River Trust was absorbed into the Poudre Heritage Alliance. For more information about the Poudre River Trust, visit the Colorado State University Water Archives website below.

Poudre River Trust Archives


WWII POW Camp 202 - Photo by Gabriele WooleverNorth Colorado Loop Tour

Experience everything that the Rocky Mountain scenery has to offer, all from the comfort of your vehicle. Stretching over 360 miles of Northern Colorado, this driving loop connects the three central scenic byways in the area with the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area. Whether you plan on touring the entire loop or just visiting the area for a quick trip, a new adventure is always right around the corner.

North Colorado Loop Tour


The Poudre Runs Through It: Northern Colorado’s Water Future

The Poudre Runs Through It: Northern Colorado’s Water Future was launched in 2011 to bring together those of us who love the Poudre River to better understand it and the role it plays in our lives. The Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University joined with UniverCity Connections and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to offer a three month series for the public of Fort Collins and neighboring areas.

The Poudre Runs Through It


WWII POW Camp 202 - Photo by Gabriele Woolever

The Poudre Landmarks Foundation

The Poudre Landmarks Foundation welcomes you to explore the diverse history of early Fort Collins. Join us as we envision a community that understands, appreciates, and values its past.

 

The Poudre Landmarks Foundation


CSU Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory

The Water Center at Colorado State University

The Water Center at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins serves as a focal point to coordinate, leverage and enhance water related research, teaching and outreach at Colorado State University. Colorado State University provides one of the most water ‘rich’ research and educational settings available anywhere in the world. There are 22 departments at Colorado State University that house over 100 faculty who apply their disciplines to water issues and problems. The faculty teach over 150 water-related courses at the senior and graduate levels. In addition, CSU faculty and staff are engaged in solving water resources problems across the globe.

The Water Center at Colorado State University


Colorado State University Water Resource Archive

The Colorado State University Water Resources Archive is a joint effort of the University Libraries and the Colorado Water Institute. Formally begun in 2001, the Archive consists of collections from individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in the development of water resources in Colorado and the West.

Colorado State University Water Resource Archive

Maps

Area Maps

Area Overview Map: The Heritage Area extends for 45 miles and includes the lands within the 100-year flood plain of the Cache la Poudre River.

To Island Grove Regional Park: Poudre Learning Center to Island Grove Regional Park.

LaPorte to Downtown Fort Collins: LaPorte and historic northwest section of Fort Collins.

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