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Colorado Parks program offers $11 million in grants to private landowners to protect wildlife

Anne Delaney
Greeley Tribune
The 2019 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program is open and the agency is accepting proposals for grants through May 31. Approximately $11 million in funding is available for the 2019 cycle.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife has nearly $11 million in grant funding available or private landowners who want to protect wildlife habitats on their property, and to provide wildlife-related recreational access to the public.

The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program is a statewide program, incentive-based and voluntary that uses conservation easements, access easements and fee title purchases to reach strategic wildlife conservation goals and/or public access goals.

To apply, a landowner or a designee, must complete a project proposal that addresses one or more of the following CPW priorities:

  • Public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing
  • Big-game winter range and migration corridors
  • Protecting habitats for species of concern as identified in CPW statewide action plan
  • Riparian areas and wetlands
  • Landscape-scale parcels and parcels that provide connectivity to conserved lands

All application materials, including the proposal instructions and proposal form, are available on the CPW website at

Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. May 31.

For more information about the CWHP or the application process, contact: Amanda Nims, Land Protection Specialists and Program Manager, CWHP RFP at Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Denver.

The office is located at 6060 Broadway. Phone is 303-291-7269 and email is

Funding for the 2019 cycle is approximately $11 million and is made possible through a conservation partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado.