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​​​​It is impossible to discuss conservation without addressing habitat. CPW realizes that efforts to conserve and revitalize specific species’ populations are inherently linked with efforts to improve habitat. 

While there are dozens of specific habitat communities in Colorado, each with its own unique attributes, most fall into one of five habitat types. 

Habitat Spotlight

​​​Forest and WoodlandShrublandGrassland​​Riparian & WetlandAquaticother​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


In addition to these general categories, there are many other unique features which provide important habitat for Colorado’s wildlife​.

Each of these unique landscapes harbors its own species and faces its own challenges. 

A more in-depth analysis of each habitat type is available in the 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan​.  ​