Fire2012 was a tumultuous, challenging year for Poudre Wilderness Volunteers due to the devastating Hewlett Gulch Fire (burning 7,700 acres) and the High Park Fire (consuming 87,300 acres).  Both fires severely impacted the U.S. Forests of the Canyon Lakes Ranger District as well as the surrounding areas.  Even though the main highway leading to the trails PWV patrols was closed for a good part of the summer and some of the devastated trails are still closed, PWV rose to the occasion by establishing and leading a Restoration program with many volunteers from the community in addition to PWV members.  In spite of the fires, PWV members set a new record in 2012 by contributing 23,925 volunteer hours valued at $521,326 by the U.S. Forest Service.

Read more: PWV 2012 Highlights


New Channel of the North Fork
The floods of September 2013 caused major damage to several trails in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. The most severely damage trail was the North Fork trail. Much of the first two miles of the trail is gone and all six bridges were washed away. PWV has already started initial clean up by salvaging material from one of the bridges which may be used in the future.

Read more: PWV and the USFS Plan a Major Restoration Project

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers is excited to announce that renowned Colorado nature photographer John Fielder will be in Fort Collins to present a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act through his stunning photography of Colorado's wilderness.  In partnership with PWV, this event is being hosted by Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources on April 21 at the Griffin Concert Hall.

Read more: John Fielder Photography Presentation & Exhibit

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A couple of the articles are featured on the PWV Website Home Page

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