Who are we?
We are eighteen partners representing public agencies and private organizations who signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) on July 24, 2007 that charts a course to provide safe and sustainable recreational shooting opportunities. The MOU focuses on the 18 Front Range counties, from Fort Collins to Pueblo.
Why have we joined together? Colorado’s Front Range population is approximately four million people—82% of the state’s population—and urban development and encroachment have limited or eliminated many recreational shooting opportunities on federal, state, county, community, and private lands along the Front Range. Increased public demand for multiple forms of outdoor recreational use, including recreational shooting, necessitates that Colorado Front Range Sports Shooting Partners (FRSSP) work together to address this issue.
The objectives of this partnership are to:
- Identify and assess potentially appropriate federal, state, county, and private locations for safe shooting range areas that are environmentally and economically self-sustaining;
- Develop local partnerships to construct, improve, and manage a wide range of sport shooting opportunities;
- And establish on-going communication, education, and ethics programs on safe and environmentally-sound sport shooting opportunities for all ages.
What are we doing? The partners’ steering committee meets monthly. We have been sharing and gathering information about what recreational shooters want, what opportunities are currently available, and what opportunities are needed. We have been mapping data to help us identify places that may be suitable to provide recreational shooting sports. We are also in the process of engaging other federal, state, and county decision makers to develop proposals for public consideration. We are currently planning two clean-up events to celebrate Earth Day as part of our "Keep it Safe, Keep it Clean, Keep it Open" campaign.
And, download the FRSSP range target; print several copies and take them to the range!
For more information, contact your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.
Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, Pawnee National Grassland
- US Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region
- Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado State Parks
Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Colorado Bowhunters Association
Colorado Mule Deer Association
Colorado State 4-H Shooting Sports Program
Colorado Wildlife Federation
Firearms Coalition of Colorado
Izaak Walton League of America
Mule Deer Foundation
National Wild Turkey Federation, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Safari Club International