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Gov., CPW and GOCO announce support funding for 4 Regional Partnerships

The Governor, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) announced on August 2, 2022 the 4 outdoor regional partnerships that are awarded a grant in this second round of funding to work to “preserve and protect Colorado’s  world-class outdoors, iconic wildlife, and precious water resources now and for generations to come.”  With …

DNR’s Doug Vilsack named to head Colorado BLM office

CWF is pleased that Doug Vilsack has been named at Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado State Director. Doug has been serving as Colorado Department of Natural Resources Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands. He will begin at BLM on August 14. Doug is an excellent selection and CWF applauds his appointment. See BLM press …

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act bill Passes US House

Late afternoon on June 14, 2022 the bi-partisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act bill passed the US House on a vote of 231-190. This bill, the most important bill for species of greatest conservation need in decades, now moves to the Senate floor. There are 35 cosponsors in the Senate including Senator John Hickenlooper, an early …

Colorado General Assembly final updates relevant to wildlife

S 22-151 Safe Crossings for Colorado Wildlife and Motorists has passed both Senate and House. (House passed May 10.) Now onto the Governor’s desk. See news article about this bill. The bill was introduced on March 8. CWF enthusiastically supports this bill which creates a cash fund to help CDOT fund projects for safe road …

CO Senate Passes Bill to fund Wildlife Highway Crossings

On May 3, the Colorado Senate passed the bill to provide $5 million in funding for wildlife highway crossing projects on areas of roads that experience high rates of wildlife -motor vehicle collisions. In short, the Safe Crossings for Colorado Wildlife and Motorists bill (SB 22-151) would set up a “Colorado Wildlife Safe Passages Fund” …

State of the Rockies – Conservation in the West Poll

The 12th annual State of the Rockies – Conservation in the West poll was released on February 18, 2022. It is made possible by Colorado College. As in past years it is a bi-partisan poll conduced by Lori Weigel of  New Bridge Strategy and Dave Metz of FM3 (Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates). Overall …

Gov. Polis Delivers State of the State Address

On January 13, 2022 Colorado Governor Polis delivered his State of the State address. He noted the Keep Colorado Wild Pass that will provide a new annual state parks pass option starting in 2023 that will  be priced at 1/2 or less than the cost of the current annual pass. (The Colorado Parks and Wildlife …