Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s conservation work has touched almost every county in Colorado.
▶ The CWHP has invested approximately $141,000,000 to protect a total of 253,000 acres.▶ Public access has been secured on 121,500 acres.▶ Conservation easements have been secured on 234,000 acres.▶ Fee title has been acquired on 11,000 acres*.▶ On average, the CWHP has spent $557/acre to secure and protect critical wildlife habitat and public access.▶ Since the program’s inception, 95% of all acreage acquired has been through conservation and public access easements.Fee title acquisitions account for 5% and represent high quality opportunities with broad public support.▶ The CWHP has protected approximately 36 miles around the state for fishing access. *Why don’t these numbers add up? It is because not all conservation easements provide public access, and not all public access
easement lands are also encumbered by conservation easements. But some properties do have both.
The CWHP leaves a lasting legacy that ensures Colorado’s natural resources and critical habitat is protected, and that there will always be wildlife-related recreational opportunities available.
What is the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program?
CWHP is an incentive-based, voluntary program that accomplishes strategic wildlife conservation goals and/or public access goals using Conservation Easements, Access Easements, and in some circumstances, fee title purchases. Priority is given to Conservation Easements and Public Access Easements over Fee Title (per CPW Policy and Title 33-4-102.7 C.R.S.).
CPW's State Wildlife Action Plan guide CWHP priorities .
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