2024 Conservation in the West Poll’s Colorado findings

The annual 2024 bipartisan Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll surveyed the attitudes of voters on matters below. The Poll was conducted by Lori Weigel and Kathryn Hayne of New Bridge Strategy and by Dave Metz of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. The link to the poll results for the 8 Western states is below.

Here are findings for Colorado:

60% “believe that loss of habitat for fish and wildlife is an extremely or very serious problem.”

87% “support constructing wildlife crossing structures across major highways that intersect with known migration routes.”

82% “think more emphasis should be placed on conserving wildlife migration routes than on new development, roads, ranching, or oil and gas production in those areas.”

64% “support only allowing oil and gas companies the right to drill in areas where there is high likelihood to actually produce oil and gas.”

69% “prefer that leaders place more emphasis on protecting water, air, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities over maximizing the amount of land available for drilling and mining.”

83% “support a national goal of conserving 30 percent of America’s land and waters by the year 2030.”

84% “support the creation of new national parks, national monuments, national wildlife refuges, and tribal protected areas.”

65% “believe inadequate water supply is a serious problem.”

68% “think that the low level of water in rivers is a serious problem.”

92% “support protecting existing public lands surrounding the Dolores River Canyon in western Colorado.”

57% “believe climate change is an extremely or very serious problem.”

67% “have noticed significant effects from climate change over the past ten years.”

Poll results for the 8 Western states