We are proud to begin the hard work of identifying, supporting, and promoting solutions to the opportunities and challenges that a growth in population and recreation poses for our wildlife, waters, economy, and land. Below are the policies and initiatives that the Colorado Outdoor Partnership strongly support
The Colorado Outdoor Partnership has voted to support the bi-partisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act bill (H.R.4647). We thank Representatives Tipton and Polis for co-sponsoring this bill. We are writing to request that our entire Colorado delegation support this important bill by becoming co-sponsors. The purpose of this bi-partisan legislation is to fund 75 percent of what is needed to implement the Colorado State Wildlife Action Plan to conserve species of greatest conservation need, as well as similar plans in other states. Read More …
The Colorado Outdoor Partnership expresses strong support for re-authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full dedicated funding. The LWCF expires September 30th unless Congress takes action. Losing LWCF would be an enormous setback for outdoor recreation in Colorado. LWCF investments contribute to our state’s vibrant outdoor recreation economy, which generates $28 billion in consumer spending every year and sustains hundreds of thousands of jobs across the state. Read more ...
The most pressing concern for funding involves the re-authorization of the Colorado Lottery.
On Monday, November 13th, 2017 the Colorado Outdoor Partnership arrived at full consensus to support the lottery re-authorization. See our Press Release commending Colorado legislatures for passing this critical bill during the 2018 session.
Another key legislative issue during the 2018 session concerned Senate Bill 143, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's "Future Generations Act." Governor Hickenlooper signed this into law on Wednesday, May 23rd and we commended the supporting senators and representatives.