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The Cache La Poudre River—the only federally designated Wild and Scenic River in Colorado—starts as a trickle amid sweeping grasses near Milner Pass in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

YEAR OF THE POUDRE Laura Pritchett 3 INVENTING THE CACHE LA POUDRE Kalie McMonagle 5 A BEND IN THE RIVER Amy Kousch 8 RIVER GURU: An Interview with John Stokes 12 GETTING TO THE RIVER DISTRICT Rick Price 16

FLOWERING SHRUBS: A TALE OF GOOD AND EVIL... Alix Gadd 19 THE POUDRE, A MEMOIR Maggie Canty-Shafer 22 THE VALUE OF IN-STREAM FLOWS An Interview with Mark Easter 26 THE POUDRE RISING IN FLOOD AGAINST THE FRACK Rico Moore 30

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Glade Reservoir Is BAD for the Poudre River and for Northern Colorado! The Facts: NISP is BAD for the Poudre River

NISP is BAD for Flooding

NISP is BAD for Farmers NISP IS BAD FOR THE ECONOMY Enter the 2012 June Rise Contest! Win Fabulous Prizes!

Save The Poudre Calendar of Events

Four-person REI tent! 4 tickets to Mishawaka concert of your choice! Cruiser Bike by Cranknstein! $250 Auto Detail from Whistle Clean Car Wash! $300 Tan Tien Loaded Longboard from Wright Life!

Wed. May 16, Kayak Film Fest at Odell Brewery. Doors open at 6:30pm

Entries are $5 each. To win, guess the date/time of the Poudreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peak spring runoff, or the highest flow level of the 2012 June Rise. Go to http://www.savethepoudre.org/june-rise-contest.html

May 19-20, A Wanderlust Adventure will donate a portion of every raft trip to Save The Poudre Sat. May 26, Poudre River Clean-up with and Whitewater Mountain Descents June 9-10, Taste of Fort Collins, Civic Center Park

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GETTING  TO  THE  RIVER  DISTRICT: Jefferson  Street,  Semi-­trucks,  and  Bicyclists Article  by   Rick  Price

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Native Shrubs: The Good Guys

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Golden currant (Ribes aureum) usually blooms hot on the heels of American plum. Small, UHGWLQJHGJROGHQĂ RZHUVEORRPDPRQJ FOXVWHUVRI GHYHORSLQJOHDYHV7KHOHDYHV are deeply lobed, almost like maple leaves. I often smell the sweet spicy scent of the Ă RZHUVEHIRUH,VHHWKHP7KHFXUUDQWIUXLWV VWDUWRXWJUHHQDQGWXUQUHGDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\GHHS purple and almost black, when they taste a OLWWOHOLNHKXFNOHEHUULHV%XWDJDLQ\RX¡OOEH OXFN\WRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHULSHRQHVEHIRUHWKHURELQV eat them all.

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)IRUPVKXJHPRXQGHGFOXPSVRQWKHSODLQV DQGVFUDJJO\WKLFNHWVXS3RXGUH&DQ\RQ,WLVHDV\WRUHFRJQL]HHYHQLQZLQ WHUEHFDXVHLWVUHGGLVKVWHPVDUHFRYHUHGLQOLWWOHJUD\SRUHVFDOOHGOHQWLFHOV Chokecherry smells rather skunky as the serrated, elliptical leaves unfurl in HDUO\0D\$IHZZHHNVODWHUWKHSODQWLVFRYHUHGZLWKGHQVHVSUD\VRI VPDOO FUHDPFRORUHGĂ RZHUV,WVSHDVL]HGELWWHUEODFNFKHUULHVULSHQLQPLGWRODWH VXPPHUDQGFDQEHPDGHLQWRGHOLFLRXVMDPLI \RXFDQJHWWRWKHPEHIRUH the bears and raccoons.

$OHVVHUNQRZQQDWLYHVKUXEWKDWJURZVDORQJ WKH3RXGUH5LYHULQ)RUW&ROOLQVLVWKHKRSWUHH (Ptelea trifoliata). This small, shrubby tree has GHHSO\Ă&#x20AC;VVXUHGEDUNSRLQWHGREORQJOHDYHV DQGVPDOOJUHHQLVKĂ RZHUVZLWKIRXUSHWDOV WKDWVWDQGEDFNDVWKRXJKWKH\¡UHIULJKWHQHG,W EORRPVLQODWH0D\DQGHDUO\-XQH7KHKRSWUHH LVDPHPEHURI WKHFLWUXVIDPLO\DQGLWVĂ RZHUV VPHOODELWOLNHRUDQJHEORVVRPVEXWLWVHOPOLNH Ă DWZLQJHGIUXLWVGRQ¡WORRNDQ\WKLQJOLNHFLWUXV fruits.

7ZRVSHFLHVRI ZLOGURVHJURZDORQJWKH3RXGUH River. Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rose (Rosa woodsii)W\SLFDOO\JURZV in the mountains and Arkansas rose (Rosa arkansana) JURZVRQWKHSODLQVDOWKRXJKWKHUH LVVRPHRYHUODSLQ)RUW&ROOLQV:LOGURVHVKDYH FRPSRXQGOHDYHVZLWKVHUUDWHGOHDĂ HWV7KHLU VWHPVDUHOLQHGZLWKWKRUQVDQGRUSULFNOHV7KH\ WHQGWRIRUPWKLFNHWV:LOGURVHĂ RZHUVKDYH Ă&#x20AC;YHVKRZ\SHWDOVVXUURXQGLQJDFLUFOHRI \HOORZ VWDPHQV:LOGURVHVSURGXFHRUDQJHRUUHGURVH KLSVWKDWVWD\RQWKHSODQWWKURXJKWKHZLQWHU Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rose is usually more than two feet tall, ZLWKĂ RZHUVWKDWUDQJHIURPOLJKWWRGHHSSLQN Arkansas rose is usually less than two feet tall, ZLWKĂ RZHUVWKDWUDQJHIURPZKLWHWROLJKWSLQN sometimes with a darker stripe down the center of each petal.

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Introduced Shrubs: The Bad Guys

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7ZRQRQQDWLYHKRQH\VXFNOHVKUXEVJURZDORQJ WKH3RXGUH5LYHU7DWDULDQKRQH\VXFNOH(Lonicera tatarica)DQG0RUURZ¡VKRQH\VXFNOH(Lonicera morrowii). Both species form tall shrubs that DSSHDUWRSKHDY\ZLWKQDUURZEDVHVDQGEURDG EUDQFKHGFURZQV7KH\KDYHREORQJSRLQWHG OHDYHVWKDWJURZLQSDLUVDORQJWKHEUDQFKHV 7KHĂ RZHUVDQGURXQGUHGEHUULHVDOVRJURZLQ pairs. Birds eat the berries and spread the seeds. 7DWDULDQKRQH\VXFNOHKDVVPDOOSLQNĂ RZHUV ZLWKVOLJKWO\URXQGHGĂ HVK\SHWDOV0RUURZ¡V KRQH\VXFNOHKDVODUJHUZKLWHĂ RZHUVZLWKĂ&#x20AC;YH QDUURZGURRSLQJSHWDOVWKDWWXUQRUDQJHDVWKH Ă RZHUVIDGH7KHVHDUHSUHWW\SODQWVEXWWKH\DUH extremely invasive.

Apples (Malus pumila) tend to be spread by people who carelessly toss apple cores LQWRWKHEXVKHVZKHQWKH\¡UHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGZLWKWKHP0RVWRI WKH\HDUWKHVHORZ VKUXEE\WUHHVEOHQGLQZLWKWKHQDWLYHYHJHWDWLRQVRSHRSOHGRQ¡WJLYHWKHPPXFK WKRXJKW%XWDGULYHXS3RXGUH&DQ\RQZKHQWKHDSSOHVDUHLQEORRPZLOOUHYHDO MXVWKRZDEXQGDQWWKH\DUH)RUWXQDWHO\WKH\DUHQ¡WWHUULEO\DJJUHVVLYHLQYDGHUV and they usually stick close to the roads and trails where people travel. Apple OHDYHVDUHDERXWLQFKHVORQJZLWKVHUUDWHGHGJHVDQGZKLWHKDLU\XQGHUVLGHV $SSOHEORVVRPVRSHQIURPODUJHSLQNEXGVDQGIDGHIURPSDOHSLQNWRZKLWHDV WKH\PDWXUH7KHIUXLWRI ZLOGDSSOHWUHHVDUHXVXDOO\VPDOOJUHHQDQGVRXU

1DQNLQJFKHUU\(Prunus tomentosa) is an escaped ornamental shrub that has established itself LQPDQ\DUHDVRI )RUW&ROOLQVHVSHFLDOO\DORQJ WKH3RXGUH5LYHU,WEORRPVLQHDUO\$SULO ,WVKDOILQFKSLQNĂ RZHUVEORRPVLQJO\RULQ FOXVWHUVDORQJWKHVWHPDPRQJWKHQHZOHDYHV The leaves are crinkled and velvety when they Ă&#x20AC;UVWFRPHRXWEXWĂ DWWHQRXWDQGEHFRPH smooth and sparsely hairy as they mature. 1DQNLQJFKHUU\¡VVPDOOVZHHWUHGIUXLWVJURZ close to the stems. The fruits are extremely popular with birds and raccoons, which distribute little cherry pits far and wide.

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Alix Gadd, a CSU-trained ecologist and author of 1RUWKHUQ&RORUDGR3ODQWV, can often be spotted rummaging through the undergrowth of Northern Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing public open spaces, camera and plant guides in hand.

freshwater  animals  are  disappearing  five  times  faster  than  land  animals  (national  park  service).


                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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The Poudre, A Memoir

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has always been a happy thought to me that the river runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale.â&#x20AC;? Ę&#x160; Annie Dillard, 3LOJULPDW7LQNHU&UHHN

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2012 Workshop Series Abundant Backyard Series Mar 10

Renewable Energy Series

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Intensive Organic Gardening

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Intro to Backyard Chickens

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FORT COLLINS SEPT.15-16, 2012

Good for you. Great for the world.

I believe that everyone lives on a waterfront. Your waterfront can be the storm drain on your street, the creek in your backyard or the ocean that borders your town — our relationship with water in all of its forms is critical to the health and wellbeing of our families, our communities and the planet.

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