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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 …

2022 CWF Elk License Raffle – Drawing June 18

Elk License Raffle 2022 CWF Elk License Raffle Tickets- Drawing June 18CWF 2022 Elk License “Governor’s Tag” Raffle: 1 ELK LICENSE.Drawing is June 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.. Offered on behalf of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and Colorado Parks and WildlifeColorado Raffle License 2022-17024$25 per ticket or 5 Raffle Tickets for $100Proceeds Benefit Colorado’s …

BLM evaluating greater sage grouse conservation plans /sagebrush habitat

On November 19, 2021 the BLM announced that it is evaluating potential updates to its collaboratively developed 2015 conservation management plans in 10 western states for greater sage grouse based on newer science. The 2015 conservation plans really were not implemented because the next administration decided to amend and weaken the plans in 2019. Greater …

Sen. Hickenlooper now a co-sponsor of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act bill

We thank Senator Hickenlooper for becoming a co-sponsor of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act bill.   Here is the press release:   Senator Hickenlooper Supports Bipartisan Bill To Help At-Risk Wildlife Nationwide CONTACT   Suzanne O’Neill, Colorado Wildlife Federation, , 303-919-3949  Mary Jo Brooks, National Wildlife Federation, , 303-549-8351   DENVER (date)  — Senator John Hickenlooper …