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Future Generations Act
Future Generations Act
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We are committed to something much greater than ourselves, and that is the conservation of our natural resources. 
- Bob Broscheid, Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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​​​Boys lay in stream at Mancos State Park

​​Future Generations Act

The Future Generations Act 

​​Future Generations Act

CPW works hard to be efficient with your dollars — we rely on user fees, NOT general tax dollars. However, fees have not kept pace with rising operational costs. By 2025, CPW forecasts budget shortfalls of $30 million annually for wildlife and $11 million annually for parks.

With additional funding CPW could address budget shortfalls and meet 2025 goals.​


Senate Bill 18-143

  • ​Feb. 13, 2018 - ​​Scheduled to be heard in Senate Finance
    • ​​Motion passed on a vote of 5-0, bill is referred to Senate Appropriations Committee
      • ​​Amended: ​Alternative means of park entrance
        • (1) ​An individual entering a state park or state recreation area by means other than by motor vehicle must purchase a pass in accordance with Commission rule. 
        • (2) The commission, by rule, shall establish fees for daily and annual passes for individuals entering a state park or state recreation area by means other than by motor vehicle. The Commission may establish exemptions from such fees. 
  • ​​March 6, 2018 - Scheduled to be heard in Senate Appropriations
    • ​​​​​​Motion passed on a vote of 6-1, bill is referred to Senate Floor​​

  • March 8, 2018 - Second reading on the Senate Floor
    • ​Bill passed second reading referred​ for third reading

  • ​​​ March 13, 2018 Third reading on the Senate Floor​​
    • Bill passed the Senate 35-0

TBD - House of Representatives

To access the bill please visit: Hunting, Fishing and Parks for Future Generations Act

Our ten goals to fulfill by 2025 are:​​

  • ​Grow the number of hunters and anglers in Colorado through investments in programs such as hunter education, Fishing is Fun, and the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, and grants for shooting ranges in all regions of the state. 

  • Expand access for hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationists by renewing existing high-priority leases and supporting additional public access programs on public and private lands. 

  • Increase and improve big game populations through investments in habitat and conservation, including building more highway wildlife crossings to protect wildlife and motorists. 

  • Partnering with private landowners to improve wildlife health and sustainability, and ensure landscape connectivity to benefit agricultural production and habitat for all.

Child fishing in creek
  • Increase the number of fish stocked in Colorado waters to above 90 million through hatchery modernization and renovations. 

  • Identify and begin planning the development of Colorado’s next state park. 

  • Reduce risks to life and property and sustain water-based recreation opportunities by reducing CPW’s dam maintenance and repair backlog by 50 percent. 

  • Engage all outdoor recreationists, such as hikers, bikers, and wildlife watchers, in the maintenance of state lands and facilities and the management of wildlife. 

  • Recruiting and retaining qualified employees to manage wildlife, park, recreational and aquatic resources. 

  • Provide quality infrastructure at CPW properties by completing much needed construction and maintenance.


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