See examples of CWF's Accomplishments over the past 60 Years!
As we continue to celebrate CWF's 60th year, the Board is proud of CWF's long tradition since 1953 as Colorado's oldest and most effective wildlife conservation organization.
We will continue to build upon our effectiveness for conserving Colorado's all-important habitat. Do you want balanced wildlife conservation on federal public lands in Colorado? Do you want reasonable access to public lands? So does the Colorado Wildlife Federation.
Our members believe in stewardship of Colorado's remarkable wildlife and its defining role in our heritage and quality of life. You, as an individual or a business, will be instrumental in helping CWF to achieve common goals. The more devoted and larger CWF's membership and support base, the greater our strength and ability to carry forward our mission. Please support CWF by renewing your membership, joining us, making a contribution of any amount any time, or by volunteering. Thank you!
As to energy development on federal public lands, it must be planned and managed in a way that does not threaten key habitats for fish and wildlife. CWF strikes a common-sense balance by supporting responsible energy development while demanding that the needs of wildlife and habitat are adequately addressed before leasing and development begin, not as an afterthought.
Did you know?
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) 2011 data, the pronghorn population in Colorado is an estimated 71,100. The largest population, in the Data Analysis Unit that covers portions of Moffat and Routt Counties, is estimated at 11,040 pronghorn. The next estimate will be reported by CPW in January or February 2013.
South Park (December 2012)
CWF and NWF have worked tirelessly for the last year with the local community and Park County to press for careful planning by the BLM to fully factor in wildlife, aquifers and water quality, and outdoor recreation before leasing federal public lands for oil and gas development. South Park offers a unique combination of gold medal trout fishing waters, wildlife and many outdoor recreation opportunities within a 90-minute drive from a major metro area. South Park also provides a significant portion of the metro area's drinking water. We applaud the decision by BLM on Nov. 16, 2012 to defer planned leasing of six parcels from its Feb. 2013 oil and gas lease auction. Five of the parcels are within a mile of the very popular Spinney Mountain Reservoir. Now all must work to reach a viable long term plan.
Photo depicts stream restoration along a stretch of the MIddle Fork of the South Platte River by Eddie Kochman, an aquatic biologist. With the serious drought conditions, the low-flowing streams freeze from the bottom up. Deep pools are one of the restoration components and are essential for fish survival during winter months this year.
CWF posts new developments under News and Our Stand on this home page. Also, by clicking "view all" you can read postings back to 2007 that highlight the wildlife policy issues CWF has been working on and how we have made a difference.
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