The Habitat Partnership Program
(HPP), funded by revenue from the sale of big game licenses, develops partnerships among landowners, land managers, sportsmen, the public and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to reduce wildlife conflict, particularly conflict associated with forage and fencing. HPP committees (see map, below) are responsible for finding local solutions to local problems.
HPP committee members are drawn from local livestock and crop producers, the sporting community, and employees of the United State Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and from other local specialists.
Information about HPP committees, including contacts and work plans, is available by clicking on the committee names on the map below.
Habitat Improvement Grants Awarded
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Habitat Partnership Program has awarded $280,000 to three successful applicants that will use the funds for habitat enhancement projects on public lands. The goal of the HPP program is to address the substantial damage to agricultural operators caused by big game - typically deer and elk - that spend much of their time on private land.
The 2013 recipients of the HPP grants are: The Sand Gulch/Kerr Gulch Large-scale Habitat Enhancement Project, the Trail Gulch Habitat Enhancement and Fuels Reduction project, and the Bears Ears Winter Range Habitat Enhancement Initiative.
For more information on the HPP and recipient enhancement projects, see the full press release.