In 2017, the City of Loveland built upon the original Big Thompson River Restoration Master Plan and created a more detailed plan covering the reaches of the river in the City’s growth management area. Big Thompson Watershed Coalition was an active partner on the project and served on the Technical Advisory Committee. The goal of this project was to develop a long-term vision for the Big Thompson River corridor, and to develop plans for enhancements that can be implemented in a phased manner in the coming decades. A major objective of this effort is to increase the benefits that the river and corridor provide to the citizens of Loveland by providing additional open space and recreational opportunities and enhancing natural habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, all while improving the level of flood protection and resiliency.
BTWC is helping the City implement one of the first projects from its plan with the Rossum to Wilson and Rist Goss River and Ditch Improvement project. See the Rossum to Wilson project for more information.