CPW seeking volunteers for Habitat Partnership state council

RBC | Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to fill two openings on the Habitat Partnership Program State Council. The Council is the oversight body for the Habitat Partnership Program (HPP), which works through 19 local committees to resolve conflicts between agricultural operators and big game as well as assisting CPW to achieve management objectives for deer, elk, pronghorn and moose. The Council meets two to four times per year in various locations to discuss HPP issues and opportunities.

The two vacancies are for one sportsperson representative and for one person representing livestock growers. Both the sportsperson and livestock representative must be residents of Colorado and be nominated by a local HPP committee. According to the statutes authorizing HPP, the sportsperson representative must also regularly purchase big game hunting licenses in Colorado.

The livestock grower appointee will represent the interests of livestock producers on the Council. The person does not need to be actively involved in livestock operations but must have a working knowledge and experience in the livestock business.

Anyone interested in the vacancies should contact the local HPP committee in their area and set up a meeting to discuss their credentials and interests in the Habitat Partnership Program. After receiving a nomination from a local committee, a letter of interest should be submitted to Pat Tucker, HPP Coordinator at pat.tucker@state.co.us. The deadline for nominations to be received is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

General HPP program information can be found on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/hpp.

The site includes contacts for local HPP committees and meeting schedules. The full statutory guidelines for the State Council and local committees can also be found online.