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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 Drawing was held June 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.. at Cabela’s in Thornton. The winning number is 0536, winner resides in Byers Colorado. Everyone, thanks for your support of big game habitat. Raffle was offered on behalf of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and Colorado Parks and Wildlife  

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 …

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 …