According to a survey conducted by Responsive Management*, 70 % of Americans are in support of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Only 5 % oppose this bill! You likely have been following the progress of this essential bill for our wildlife species of greatest conservation need, via our website and elsewhere. The bill passed the House earlier this year and we eagerly anticipate it will be on the Senate Floor this fall as a stand-alone bill or within a package. It will provide $1.4 B to states and tribes to help implement their respective State Wildlife Action Plans. Passage will make a huge difference for Colorado Parks and Wildlife to address the 55 species that it has designated as Tier 1 species of greatest conservation need and the even longer list of Tier 2 species.
*Responsive Management is an internationally recognized survey research firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues. Responsive Management has conducted research for federal and state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation and environmental NGOs, outdoor equipment manufacturers, and universities throughout the United States for 32 years.