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CO Gov. Polis Exec Order creating CO Regional Partnerships Initiative

On October 30, 2020 Gov. Polis issued an Executive Order that creates Regional Partnerships.  This Executive Order was issued during the event opening Fishers Peak State Park in Trinidad.  CWF views formation and operation of the regional partnerships as a very important endeavor. Below is the Executive Order and here are the stated goals: 1. …

President signs America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

On October 30, 2020 the President signed into law the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act   (S. 3051). CWF is pleased! Specific provisions include: establishing a chronic wasting disease (CWD) task force to develop an interstate action plan for state and federal cooperation relating to the disease, and commission a study by the National Academy of Sciences …

New Colorado State Park: Fisher’s Peak Opens October 30

Governor Polis opened our newest and second largest State Park, Fishers Peak State Park, on Friday, October 30, 2020.  He spoke of goals of public access, contributing to the local economy  and protection of this land. At the outset, a small area – 250 acres will be opened to the public with a 3/4 mile …

Congress Passes Bipartisan ACE Act On October 1, 2020 the House passed the bi-partisan America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE) on a voice vote, joining with the Senate’s earlier passage of this important conservation bill. Here are key provisions: Establishing a chronic wasting disease task force to develop an interstate action plan for state and federal …

CWF honors Kent Ingram, former Board Chair who passed away August 28

CWF honors our former chair of the board of directors, Kent Ingram, who passed away on August 28, 2020. Kent was a conservation force in Colorado and will be greatly missed. Board Chair Robin Knox’s message to the CWF Board, morning of August 29  “It is with regret and sadness that I have to tell …

President signs bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

  On August 4 the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act.  This Act had passed the House and Senate on a huge bi-partisan vote. [The House passed the Act on a  bipartisan vote of 310-107.  The Senate passed the bill 73-25 on June 17.] It  fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation …

District Court judge rules in favor of greater sage grouse protection

On Friday, May 22, 2020, federal district court judge in Montana ruled in favor of greater sage grouse protections and against the BLM and its resource management plans’ amendments. Montana Wildlife Federation et.al. v. Bernhardt et.al. (CV-18-69-GF-BMM May 22, 2020).   It set aside the lease sales that were offered in priority grouse habitat in …

District Court judge rules in favor of greater sage grouse protection

On Friday, May 22, 2020, federal district court judge in Montana ruled in favor of greater sage grouse protections and against the BLM and its resource management plans’ amendments. Montana Wildlife Federation et.al. v. Bernhardt et.al. (CV-18-69-GF-BMM May 22, 2020).   It set aside the lease sales that were offered in priority grouse habitat in …