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Wildlife related Bills in the Colorado General Assembly

Here are some bills at various stages in the Colorado General Assembly: HB 24-1117 Invertebrates and Rare Plants – passed the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee and moved to the Appropriations Committee. CWF has been neutral before the fiscal note was posted. The CWF Wildlife Issues Committee will revisit if the bill continues …

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 …

BLM issues its final Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan

On January 18, 2024, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved its Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan. Here is the BLM press release. BLM’s last plan for this area was issued in 1996. CWF has worked on gaining a plan for South Park since 2012. CWF is gratified that South Park is treated separately within …

Governor, CPW and GOCO announce grants for 5 Regional Partnerships

On January 16, 2024 Governor Polis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) announced the regional partnerships that are grant recipients for the fall 2023 round of support funding. The Outdoor Regional Partnerships Initiative began in 2021.The grant awardees are: Eastern Grasslands Coalition (a new regional partnership), NoCoPlaces, Outside 285 in which …

Gov. Polis, Dept of Natural Resources issues Pollinator Report

On January 3, 2024 Colorado Governor Polis and the Department of Natural Resources have issued the pollinator report, “Colorado Native Pollinating Insects Health Study: highlighting pollinators’ ecological role in Colorado, protecting our pollinators and natural beauty.” Here is the link to the report that was required by legislation in 2023 SB 22-199, Native Pollinating Insects …

CPW releases next 5 gray wolves

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced on December 22 that it has released the second gorup  of 5 gray wolves from Oregon into Colorado. All 10 were released onto state-owned public lands in Grand and Summit Counties. Here is the press release 

CPW Releases first 5 wolves into Colorado

On December 18, 2023 Colorado Parks and Wildlife released the initial five gray wolves into Colorado. This release onto state-owned public lands in Grand County has begun in accordance with Proposition 114 which required releases to begin by December 31 of this year. Pursuant to an agreement with Oregon, Colorado may capture up to 10 …

Public mtgs schedule for BLM draft Colorado Big Game Habitat RMP Amendment

BLM has scheduled public meetings for the draft Big Game Habitat Resource Management Plan. Please participate at the in-person or virtual meetings. Virtual meetings: December 11  5:00-7:00 pm MST and December 18 1:00 – 3:00 pm MST In person meetings: Durango December 7   5:00-7:00 pm MST – Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Ave., Durango …

Colorado Wildlife and Transportation Summit highlights

The Summit was very good October 16-17 and so we want to share the highlights written by Kara van Hoose of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CWF participates in the Wildlife and Transportation Alliance. Wildlife & Transportation Summit highlights the successes of recent policies and projects   Oct. 18, 2023   2023 Fall Wildlife on the …

CPW announced gray wolf reintroduction source from Oregon

On October 6, 2023, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that it will reintroduce its initial source population of gray wolves from Oregon.  Proposition 114 requires reintroduction beginning by December 31, 2023. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Oregon Department of Game and Fish entered into a one-year agreement in which Oregon will supply up to 10 …