July 18, 2018
On July 17 the Senate version of Recovering America's Wildlife Act was introduced in the Senate (S.3223). Senator Risch and Senator Manchin introduced the bill, with Senator Alexander and Senator Heitkamp joining as co-sponsors.
The bill would help fund on-the-ground conservation of Colorado's species of greatest conservation need. See Colorado State Wildlife Action Plan for the list of species.
But the bill would benefit from dedicated funding, similar to the House bill. We urge amendment of the Senate bill to provide for dedicated funding.
The House version of the bill, introduced in December 2017 now has 78 bi-partisan co-sponsors including Colorado Representatives Tipton and Polis. We urge all of Colorado's Representatives to become co-sponsors of this bill.