Hello COSA community,
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pleased to announce the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP) 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP). The CWHP is a statewide program that offers funding opportunities to landowners who wish to protect wildlife habitat on their property, and/or provide wildlife-related recreational public access.
The CWHP is an incentive-based program that funds conservation easements, public access easements, and fee title purchases to accomplish strategic wildlife conservation and public access goals.
Funding for the 2023 cycle is approximately $11 million and is made possible by revenue generated from the sale of the Habitat Stamp, hunting and fishing licenses, and through CPW’s partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).
To Apply: The landowner or a third party representative must complete application forms which address one or more of the following CPW’s 2023 funding 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 to conserved lands
Application materials will be available on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 here: https://cpw.state.co.us/cwhp
All proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Applicants should contact the CWHP manager before submitting an application to discuss the Budget Form. Local CPW office contact information may be found here: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Maps/CPW_Areas.pdf
Contact Information For additional information about the CWHP or application process, please contact:
Amanda Nims, CWHP Manager