OSHR 1655 - How Agricultural, Urban, and Environmental Stakeholders Collaboratively Address the Poudre River

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course will look at how different water users are collaboratively working together to make the Poudre River the World’s best example of a working river that is also healthy.

Members of the Poudre Runs Through It (PRTI) Study/Action Work Group will lead a six-part series covering: 1) similar and differing perspectives from the agricultural, urban, environmental/ecological, business, and recreational water sectors, 2) how water users are working together, and 3) how the issues on the Poudre River relate to what's going on regionally and nationally. The course will also include discussions about the role of values, interests, and trade-offs in addressing water issues.

Readings: Resources found on the PRTI website under the Poudre River Resources tab

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Julie Kallenberger

Julie Kallenberger of the CSU Water Center serves as coordinator for this course. The PRTI Study/Action Work Group is comprised of about 25 local citizen experts representing a diversity of interests who were selected to study the Poudre River and formulate cooperative actions based on what they learn. This group has been meeting since October 2012, and continues to build relationships and to put into action the initiatives they have identified, including their annual Poudre River Forum which draws from all the communities and interests along the Poudre.