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BLM Approves Blue Valley Land Exchange

Bureau of Land Management issued a Notice of Decision to approve the Blue Valley Ranch Exchange On January 17, 2023. BLM will convey 9 parcels totaling 1,489 acres, to Blue Valley Ranch in exchange for its privately owned 1,830 acres in Grand and Summit Counties when the transaction is closed. This is a 341-acre net …

CPW designates Gunnison and Taylor Rivers as Gold Medal Waters

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced at the CPW Commission meeting on January 18 its designation of the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers as Gold Medal Waters. Of course, as this designation likely will precipitate even greater use of these waters, great attention to stewardship is needed by all to ensure long term conservation of this valuable …

2023 CWF Elk License Raffle

Elk License Raffle CWF 2023 Elk License “Governor’s Tag” Raffle: 1 ELK LICENSE On behalf of the Colorado Wildlife Commission and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Colorado Raffle License 2023-18085 $25.00 Per Raffle Ticket or 5 Raffle Tickets for $100.00 Proceeds Will Benefit Colorado’s Big Game Habitat Need Not Be Present To Win The 2023 …

CPW released draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife released its draft Wolf Restoration and Management Plan on December 9. The virtual Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission met on December 9 and asked good questions (as they had received the draft plan a few days earlier). CWF will study the plan and submit its comments in early January in advance …

BLM Issues Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Policy with Instructional Memorandum

On November 15, 2022 the Bureau of Land Management issued an Instructional Memorandum that provides its national policy for wildlife corridors and habitat connectivity on the public lands it manages. The goal is “maintaining, improving, and /or conserving habitat connectivity and restoring degraded fish and wildlife habitat to provide for increased habitat connectivity.” It directs …

CDOT starting 1-70 wildlife crossing project at Genesee

Colorado Dept. of Transportation announced on November 3 that it is beginning the 1-70 Genesee wildlife crossing project. A wildlife crossing underpass will be constructed between the Lookout Mountain exit and Genesee exit. Wildlife fencing will be erected along east and westbound 1-70 between these exits. In its press released the CDOT executive director noted …

Denver Gains Community Wildlife Garden Habitat Certification

On October 17, 2022 Denver Parks and Recreation announced that the City and County of Denver has achieved the National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat Certification. Denver is the largest city in the western United States to achieve this certification. The process of certifying as an NWF Community Wildlife Habitat has resulted in the creation …

Camp Hale-Continental Divide Designated as a National Monument

On October 12, 2022, President Biden designated the 53,804-acre Camp Hale-Continental Divide as a national monument pursuant to the Antiquities Act. During World War II, Camp Hale had served as a training facility for the Army’s 10th Mountain Division and the designation honors their legendary service. In addition, “It will safeguard important wildlife habitat in …

Colorado Landscape Summit- Transformative Change for a Resilient Future

The Colorado Wildlife Conservation Board (CWCB) and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is presenting Colorado Landscape Summit – transformative Change for a Resilient Future on November 9 at 9:00 am – 4: 00 pm.  It will be held at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. The Summit is …