“The well-being of nongame species, from the eastern plains to our highest peaks, are key indicators of habitat health in Colorado,” said Reid DeWalt, Assistant Director for Aquatic, Terrestrial and Natural Resources at CPW. “The nongame tax checkoff is a vital tool for Colorado Parks and Wildlife to support the management of Colorado's numerous nongame species.”
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is an enterprise agency funded primarily by license sales, state parks fees and registration fees. The nongame program receives no state tax dollars and depends on voluntary contributions. Voluntary taxpayer support benefits Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission to conserve Colorado’s natural resources. To learn more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's funding sources, please visit the Funding page.