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Habitat Stamp
Habitat Stamp

​​​About the Stamp 

Cost: The Habitat Stamp is $12.15, while the lifetime Habitat Stamp is $364.63. 

Hunter/Angler requirements: Anyone aged 18 through 64 must buy a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a hunting or fishing license. Individuals only have to purchase ONE Habitat Stamp for the entire season (April 1 – March 31 annually). This fee will be automatically included in the price of your first fishing or hunting license for the year. 

Hunters applying for a limited license must purchase a Habitat Stamp to apply for the drawing process, if they have not already purchased a fishing or hunting license and Habitat Stamp for the year.  

Will I receive a physical Habitat StampStand-alone Habitat Stamps purchased will not be printed or mailed. When you purchase your next hunting or fishing license the Habitat Stamp will be printed on the license indicated by an "H" in the upper right-hand corner of the top panel.

If you do not hunt or fish, your Habitat Stamp can be viewed on your account by logging in at the cpwshop main page

Exemptions: If you are disabled, you may not need a Habitat Stamp. See disability information.  

Anyone buying a one-day or additional-day license for fishing and/or small game is exempt from purchasing the Habitat Stamp with the first two of these licenses. The habitat fee will be assessed when a third one-day or additional-day license is purchased for fishing or small game.

Want to Support Conservation but Don't Hunt and Fish? You can still join the conservation movement in Colorado. Purchase a Habitat Stamp to help protect habitat for Colorado's wildlife!

Purchase a habitat stamp online. 

  1. Sign in or Create an Account
  2. Hover over Licensing in main navigation bar
  3. Click on "Habitat Stamp and Others"
  4. Fill in residency.
  5. Scroll down to see Habitat Stamp

A stamp can also be purchased In person at CPW locationsauthorized sales agents and by phone at 1-800-244-5613.

Purchase a license online. 

Protecting Habitat and Providing Access 

Habitat loss is one of the leading issues impacting the survival of fish and wildlife for future generations. Purchases of the Habitat Stamp provide the core funds for the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP). The program provides a means for Colorado Parks and Wildlife to work with private landowners, local governments, and conservation organizations to protect important fish and wildlife habitat and provide places for people to enjoy our wildlife heritage. The agency has leveraged a variety of other funds around this core – including Great Outdoors Colorado and federal State Wildlife Grants – to extend the program’s reach. These combined funds have been focused on protecting fish and wildlife habitat and opportunities for hunting and fishing. 

Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP)

The CWHP is an incentive-based, voluntary program that accomplishes strategic wildlife conservation goals and/or public access goals using conservation easements, public access easements, and in some circumstances, fee title purchases.

From the program's inception in 2006 through 12/31/2022, CPW has invested approximately $189,200,000 across Colorado to secure:

     • Conservation easements on 284,500 acres
     • Public access on 146,300 acres
     • Fee title on 31,700 acres
     • River bank access along 377 miles of river bank

The CWHP leaves a lasting legacy that ensures Colorado’s natural resources and critical wildlife habitat is protected, and that there will always be wildlife-related recreational opportunities available.

For more information about the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program please visit the CWHP webpage.