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Funding

How is Colorado Parks and Wildlife Funded?

Although CPW became a merged agency in 2011, state statute requires that the budgets for parks and wildlife remain separate.​ Annual revenue and expenditures for each budget are provided here. 

Hunters, and anglers primarily fund fish and wildlife conservation programs, while park visitors support the management of recreational​ lands. This funding is accomplished through purchases of park passes, hunting and fishing licenses, and habitat stamps.



Funding Sources

Parks Revenue

(Average FY 17-18 & FY 18-19)


Sales, Donations, Interest, Other

Severance Tax & General Fund

Passes, Fees & Permits

Registrations

Federal & State Grants

Lottery & Great Outdoors Colorado




Wildlife Revenue

(Average FY 17-18 & FY 18-19)


Sales, Donations, Interest, Other

Severance Tax & General Fund

Licenses, Fees & Permits

Federal & State Grants

Great Outdoors Colorado





Where the Money Goes

Parks Expenditures

(Average FY 17-18 & FY 18-19)


Capital

Personal Services

Operating

Grants to Others

Payments to Other Agencies




Wildlife Expenditures

(Average FY 17-18 & FY 18-19)


Capital

Personal Services

Operating

Grants to Others

Payments to Other Agencies


How Y​o​​u Can Help​​

  • Spread the word! Make sure that your friends and neighbors realize how valuable license fees, parks fees and registrations are to CPW's operations. 
  • Step outside your comfort zone! Try a new CPW activity that you haven't before.
  • Continue to purchase your CPW products every year, and keep participating in the outdoor activities you love.  
  • Donate​ or volunteer.

​​Thank you for moving our programs forward with your fees and participation.​​