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Sweetwater Lake becomes Colorado’s 43rd State Park

Governor Polis announced on October 20, 2021 that Sweetwater Lake has become Colorado’s 43rd State Park.  It is a magnificent 488-acre property located in the White River National Forest within Garfield County. It is a prime example of those state parks which offer a rich blend of wildlife – including the White River elk herd …

Sen. Hickenlooper bill introduced to end noncompetitive oil and gas leasing

On October 7, 2021 Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper introduced a bill to end noncompetitive oil and gas leasing. The “Competitive Onshore Mineral Policy via Eliminating Taxpayer-Enabled Speculation Act” (COMPETES Act) was introduced with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) as cosponsors. The leasing loophole, known as noncompetitive leasing, has undermined multiple uses …

Stone-Manning Confirmed to Lead Bureau of Land Management

New Director of  Bureau of Land Management Is Lifelong Conservationist, Sportswoman ‘Tracy Stone-Manning a Thoughtful, Innovative Leader Who Builds Consensus by Seeking Bipartisan, Collaborative Solutions’ Colorado Wildlife Federation congratulates Tracy Stone-Manning, who received Senate confirmation on September 30  to lead the Bureau of Land Management, which stewards more than 245 million acres of public lands. …

Gov. Polis Releases Big Game Policy Report

What a great day to celebrate Colorado’s Wildlife Habitat and Connectivity as Governor  releases the Big Game  Policy Report, titled, “Opportunities to Improve Sensitive Habitat and Movement Route Connectivity for Colorado’s Big Game Species.” Colorado Wildlife Federation and our colleagues in the wildlife community thank Governor Polis for his leadership in elevating attention to this …

CWF Celebrates National Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day

CWF celebrates National Public Lands Day.  Our public lands in Colorado provide essential habitats for wildlife and access to outdoor recreation. Safeguard our public lands and stay the trail. CWF also celebrates sportsmen and sportswomen today on National Hunting and Fishing Day … they contribute financially to Colorado’s wildlife conservation with every purchase of a …

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act bill update: Introduced in Senate

    The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was introduced in the Senate (S. 2372) and the press release was issued on July 20, 2021 by original co-sponsors Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). Heinrich-Blunt bipartisan bill press release Earlier: The bill was reintroduced in the House on April 22, 2021 (HR.2773), led by …

Keep Colorado Wild Pass bill signed by Governor

The Keep Colorado Wild Pass bill was signed into law by Governor Polis on June 21. Background The bill was introduced on Friday, April 23, 2021.  Senate sponsors are Senator Stephen Fenberg and Senator Kerry Donovan. House sponsors are Rep. Perry Will and Rep. Kerry Tipper. On May 6, the bill passed the Senate Agriculture …