Parks and Widlife Offers Funds For Habitat Preservation Projects

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pleased to announce the 2014 Request for Proposals through the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program (CWHPP). The goal of the program is to support CPW’s mission and policy by providing long-term habitat conservation and protection and to provide sustainable public recreational opportunities. It’s an incentive-based and voluntary partnership program that utilizes conservation easements, public access easements, and in limited circumstances, fee title purchases.  The program provides landowners with funding opportunities for projects on their properties that protect important wildlife habitats and/or provide wildlife-related recreational access to the public. Funding available for the 2014 CWHPP will be approximately $9 million.  To apply, a landowner must complete a project proposal form for their property that addresses big game winter range and migration corridors, riparian areas and wetlands, hunting or fishing access, critical in-holdings within State Wildlife Areas, or any combination of those issues.  The proposal form will be available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website May 9th.