You can support Colorado’s endangered wildlife when you file your tax return
Help threatened and endangered wildlife with a voluntary contribution through the “Colorado Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund” on your Colorado tax returns this year. Colorado Parks & Wildlife is one of the organizations included on Colorado state income tax form 104A as part of Checkoff Colorado
, which allows taxpayers to make contributions when filing their state income tax returns.
Donations are tax deductible and help support the approximately 750 species of wildlife
that cannot be hunted, fished or trapped. Funds go to projects that manage or recover wildlife including birds of prey, lynx, river otter, black-footed ferret and many others.
“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.”
The nongame and endangered wildlife cash fund helps to support wildlife rehabilitation centers that work to care for injured and orphaned wildlife ranging from the Colorado chipmunk to the great blue heron. Donations to the fund support the Colorado Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants Program
which provides funding through a competitive process to Colorado wildlife rehabilitators.
Donate to the nongame voluntary contribution program on Line 1 of your form 104CH (the Voluntary Contributions Schedule form) this year. If you use a tax preparer, ask how you can donate to the Colorado Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund.
Your donation supports the rehabilitation and preservation of threatened and endangered species through Colorado Parks and Wildlife programs.
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.