September 20, 2018
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.
On July 17, the Senate version of the bill was introduced (S.3223). Senator Risch and Senator Manchin introduced the bill, with Senator Alexander and Senator Heitkamp joining as original co-sponsors. 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 93 bi-partisan co-sponsors (as of mid-September) including Colorado Representatives Tipton and Polis. We urge all of Colorado's Representatives to become co-sponsors of this bill.