The South Platte Enhancement Board’s (SPEB) Foundations are key documents that were generated during a process, which was initiated in 1984 to determine whether or not the South Platte River and its North Fork should be included into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System through a review procedure required in the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  These rivers are for the most part located within the Pike National Forest, therefore, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service as the land manager conducted the necessary studies.  The culmination of this process concluded to utilize a local alternative, described as the South Platte Protection Plan (SPPP), to protect the river resource values, and SPEB was created to oversee that process.