Elk NetworkHunter-Funded Program Continues to Benefit Colorado Wildlife

General | March 26, 2021

Colorado’s Habitat Partnership Program (HPP), paid for by revenue from the sale of big game hunting licenses, continues to pay big dividends for wildlife in the Centennial State. Local committees that develop partnerships between landowners, land managers, sportsmen and women, the public and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) reduce conflicts caused by deer, elk, pronghorn and moose to agriculture. HPP also helps CPW to meet game management objectives for deer, elk, pronghorn and moose.

According to the Alamosa News, the San Luis Valley HPP Committee in south-central Colorado carries out habitat works across 4,800 square miles. Projects include repairing fencing, constructing wildlife water resources, carrying out prescribed burns and other treatments to assist CPW with wildlife management.

The San Luis Valley committee is one of 19 committees across Colorado and is comprised of representatives from CPW, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, ranchers and sportsmen. Potential projects forwarded to the committee, if approved, then rely on a wide range of partners including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others to help implement them.

Go here for more information including details about a vacancy on the San Luis Valley HPP Committee.

(Photo source:  Colorado Parks and Wildlife)