Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages wetland and riparian conservation projects to benefit these species. The following species have been declared priorities for conservation in Colorado's State Wildlife Action Plan, or are popular species for waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing. Tier 1 species are highest priority for project funding.
To see fact sheets explaining species descriptions, distributions, preferred habitat conditions, management recommendations, and habitat scorecards, click on the species name in the table below. Not all species have profiles.
The fact sheets/scorecards are intended to guide the development of wetland and riparian habitat improvement projects, assist grant writers in adequately describing project benefits to these species, and facilitate project evaluation pre- and post-restoration.
Individual species "fact sheets and habitat scorecards" are linked below, if available.