2018 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program RFP cycle ends June 15 – Submit Proposals Now

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds landowners to submit proposals for the 2018 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program

DENVER – Nine days remain for private landowners to submit proposals for the 2018 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP) RFP managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The CWHP is a state-wide program that supports CPW’s mission by offering funding opportunities to private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect important wildlife habitats on their property, and/or provide wildlife-related recreational access to the public.

Approximately $11 million in funding is available through the 2018 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 15.

Funding for this year’s cycle is approximately $11 million, and is made possible through a conservation partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and revenue generated through the sale of habitat stamps.

The CWHP is an incentive-based and voluntary program which uses Conservation Easements, Access Easements, and in limited circumstances, Fee Title purchases to accomplish strategic wildlife conservation goals and/or public access goals. Priority is given to proposals for Conservation Easements and Public Access Easements over Fee Title purchases (per CPW Policy and Title 33-4-102.7 C.R.S.).

To Apply:
To apply, a landowner, or his/her designee, must complete a project proposal form (“Proposal”) that addresses one or more of the following Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (“Commission”) priorities:

  • Public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing
  • Big game winter range and migration corridors
  • Protecting habitat for species of concern (specifically those Species of Greatest Conservation Need, as identified in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Statewide Action Plan)
  • Riparian areas and wetlands
  • Landscape-scale parcels and parcels that provide connectivity 

All application materials, including the Proposal Instructions and the Proposal Form, are available now on the agency’s CWHP webpage:http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/LandWaterCWHP.aspx

Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, June 15, 2018

Please email completed Proposals to . You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your Proposal. 

A landowner may request a land trust, local government, or other conservation organization (collectively, “Third Party,”) to submit a Proposal on his/her behalf. If the Proposal involves a conservation easement to be held by a Third Party, the entity must be qualified to hold conservations easements under federal and state law. 

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