FOLBR - Friends Of the Lower Blue River

Whats Happening

Safe Soils/Climate Resiliency Update

Detailed reports from our eco-consulting firm Geosyntec finally arrived! We will meet with our four partner ranchers this month. Tom Koehler, our director of climate action, is carefully reviewing hundreds of pages of data to determine our best path forward.

We will identify specific prescriptions to benefit each ranch. All of our recommendations will be aimed at improving soil health, and the ability of these private lands to capture more greenhouse gases and positively effect climate change. We plan to target several projects in 2023.

After we meet with each rancher, we will share the findings and our recommendations with key stakeholders and the community at large.

From these pilot projects we hope to develop further programs to improve soil resiliency on public and private lands in the Lower Blue River Valley.

Senator Michael Bennet, Congressman Joe Neguse, State Representatives Julie McCluskie and Dylan Roberts, as well as local county commissioners and state officials are all keenly interested in this project, and have worked to bring funding to move this initiative forward.

This next phase will involve significant fundraising to support our work. We are looking to public and private funding sources. We welcome your help with this effort. Please contact Jonathan Knopf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate and make a difference..

We again want to thank our partner ranches...Pass Creek, Blue Tree, Otter Creek and Blue Valley for their participation in this important initiative. FOLBR is committed to protecting our beautiful Blue River Valley for generations to come.

Our Sponsors

  • Alpine Bank
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Zeal Optics
  • California Wine Club
  • Down River Equipment
  • Fish Pond
  • Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital
  • E-J LLC
  • Mountain Angler
  • Alpine Earth Gardens