Established in 1984, the Poudre River Trust guided development and activity along the Cache la Poudre River until it merged with the Poudre Heritage Alliance in 2017. The Trust collaborated with a wide range of local and national agencies to promote the river's recreational amenities, historical significance, fish and wildlife habitat, and mixed-use development along the Fort Collins riverfront. Collection materials include agendas, articles, brochures, clippings, correspondence, minutes, reports, maps, photographs, and audio/visual materials. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1984 to 2017, includes Poudre River Trust bylaws, meeting agendas and minutes, agreements, annual reports, legislation, an audio recording of an interview with PRT board members, and videos of events. A 2017 organizational history is also present.

Recent Submissions

  • Riverfest 1997 

    Creator(s):Hain, Gordon, filmmaker
    Date:1997
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); VHS
    Fourth Annual Poudre Riverfest Cleanup set up, participants, and activities. Music only until minute 7, when Colorado State University students briefly explain why they are participating. Music resumes with video of festival ...
  • Poudre River symposium 

    Creator(s):Rowan, Joe, speaker; Haas, Glenn E., 1951-, speaker
    Date:1998
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); VHS
    Joe Rowan, chair of the Poudre River Trust, welcomes the audience and provides background. He encourages community voices to be heard in discussing the future of the Cache la Poudre River. The specific section to be examined ...
  • Poudre River Trust, 1984-2017, The: a history 

    Creator(s):Groo, Hailey, author
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; reports
    The history of non-profit organization, the Poudre River Trust, from its formation in 1984 to 2017 when it became part of the Poudre Heritage Alliance.
  • Interview of Poudre River Trust board members 

    Creator(s):Rowan, Joe, interviewee; Haws, Nick, interviewee; Werner, Brian, interviewee; Groo, Hailey, interviewer
    Date:2017-04-03
    Format:sound recordings; audiotapes
    Joe Rowan speaks first, Nick Haws second, and Brian Werner third. They discuss their roles in the Poudre River Trust, greatest accomplishments, and hopes for the future direction of the Trust under the Poudre Heritage ...
  • Minutes. 1990-1996 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1990-1996
    Format:minutes (adminstrative records)
    Monthly meeting minutes of the Poudre River Trust Board for 1990 to 1996.
  • Minutes. 1984-1989 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1984-1989
    Format:minutes (adminstrative records)
    Monthly meeting minutes of the Poudre River Trust Board for 1984 to 1989.
  • Cache la Poudre River Corridor Act #2 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1997-2003
    Format:document genres; correspondence; legal documents
    Documents relating to the Cache la Poudre River Corridor Act; includes sections labeled, Tech. Corr. -01, 2001 letters, 1998 letters, MOUS, Earl. Legis., Corres., and Legis. Related.
  • Cache la Poudre River Corridor Act #1 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1992-1996
    Format:document genres; correspondence; legal documents
    Documents relating to the Cache la Poudre River Corridor Act; includes sections labeled, Early legis., maps, 1991 - letters, Heritage Info, and Misc.
  • Cache la Poudre River Corridor. 1997-2004 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1997-2004
    Format:document genres; correspondence
    Brochures, informational material, correspondence, and agreements between managers of the river corridor, member surveys, and other documents related to the Cache la Poudre River Corridor.
  • Cache la Poudre oral history project 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:2002-2003
    Format:document genres; lists (document genres); correspondence
    List of possible interviewees, sample questions, form letters, and scope of work agreement between Principle Investigator Michael Welsh, University of Northern Colorado, and the National Park Service.
  • Cache la Poudre Corridor Commission 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1996-1998
    Format:document genres; lists (document genres); legal documents
    Copies of the Cache la Poudre Corridor Act and technical corrections; list of possible commissioners dated 1998 also included.
  • Bylaws 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1984
    Format:bylaws (adminstrative records)
    Bylaws for the Poudre River Trust.
  • Annual reports. 1985-1995 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1985-1995
    Format:annual reports
    Poudre River Trust annual reports for the years 1987 through 1994.
  • Alliance of National Heritage Areas 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1998-2001
    Format:document genres
    Presentation outlines and contact information for members of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas.
  • Agreements 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1994-1996
    Format:memorandums
    Memorandum of agreement between the Larimer County Enterprise Zone Administrator and the Poudre River Trust regarding enterprise zone contributions tax credit and an Amended and Restated Indenture of Trust for the Poudre ...
  • Agendas/minutes. 1996-1997 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1996-1997
    Format:agendas (adminstrative records); minutes (adminstrative records)
    Agendas and minutes for Poudre River Trust meetings in 1996 and 1997.
  • Agendas/minutes. 1998-1999 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1998-1999
    Format:agendas (adminstrative records); minutes (adminstrative records)
    Agendas and minutes for Poudre River Trust meetings in 1998 and 1999.
  • Agendas/minutes. 1994-1995 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1994-1995
    Format:agendas (adminstrative records); minutes (adminstrative records)
    Agendas and minutes for Poudre River Trust meetings in 1994 and 1995.
  • Agendas/minutes. 1984-1985 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1984-1985
    Format:agendas (adminstrative records); minutes (adminstrative records)
    Agendas and minutes for Poudre River Trust meetings in 1984 and 1985.
  • Ag land conversion 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1995
    Format:document genres; correspondence
    Correspondence and informational brochures on protecting agricultural land use in Colorado.

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