In the SWAP, we outline which species and habitats are the most vulnerable. From there, we can determine which conservation actions we and other Colorado organizations can take to address the primary threats.
The guiding principles of this strategy;
1. Encourage and support conservation actions that address Colorado’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need.
2. Manage for healthy habitats and ecosystems so that all species will benefit.
3. Create a plan that will be flexible enough to incorporate new research findings and successful management innovations into conservation actions.
4. Acknowledge the pivotal role that private landowners and local stakeholders play in conservation.
5. Enhance, not replace, other planning efforts.
6. Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation, participation, and commitment among wildlife managers, landowners, private and public land managers, and other stakeholders in development and implementation of conservation actions.
In the years since writing and implementing our first SWAP in 2005, CPW has been able to adopt a much more proactive approach to wildlife conservation. By outlining our species of concern and lining them up with their respective habitats and threats, we brought our plan of action into focus through the 2015 SWAP revision.
For everything from prioritizing and coordinating to legislation and funding, the SWAP is one of our major go-to documents. Read the entire SWAP document or check out our condensed SWAP version.