Colorado Parks program offers $11 million in grants to protect wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has nearly $11 million in grant funding available or private landowners who want to protect wildlife habitats on their property, and to provide wildlife-related recreational access to the public.
The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP) is a statewide program, incentive-based and voluntary that uses conservation easements, access easements and fee title purchases to reach strategic wildlife conservation goals and/or public access goals.
To apply, a landowner or a designee, must complete a project proposal that addresses one or more of the following CPW priorities:
- Public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing
- Big-game winter range and migration corridors
- Protecting habitats for species of concern as identified in CPW statewide action plan
- Riparian areas and wetlands
- Landscape-scale parcels and parcels that provide connectivity to conserved lands
All application materials, including the proposal instructions and proposal form, are available on the CPW website at http://www.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/LandWaterCWHP.aspx.
Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. May 31.
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