COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES &
US FOREST SERVICE PARTNERSHIP

Upper Blue River - one source of Colorado Springs water supply

Upper Blue River - one source of Colorado Springs water supply

The Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) & US Forest Service (USFS) Partnership is a collaboration with the goals of reducing the impacts of wildfires on water supply watersheds.  The partnership is currently revising it's 5-Year Plan that identifies priorities for forest management treatments throughout CSU's large water supply drainage areas. 

Watershed Protection Actions

The CSU/USFS Partnership is currently working on implementing the following actions to protect water supplies -

  • Forest/vegetation treatments to reduce wildfire hazard and increase watershed resilience
  • Review and evaluation of road hazards
  • Planning to manage wildland fire
  • Create a strong partnership through collaboration with stakeholders

Zones of Concern Priority



More Information

Eric Howell, Colorado Springs Utilities
719.668.4554
ehowell@csu.org

Evan Burks, US Forest Service
719.553.1520
ejburks@fs.fed.us