Colorado Wildlife Federation (CWF) was founded in 1953 and has been working effectively ever since to protect wildlife and their habitat in our beautiful state.
Coloradans and visitors prize our state's rich wildlife diversity, habitat, and the outdoor recreational opportunities. CWF successfully works to help safeguard important fish and wildlife habitat in Colorado, especially on public lands. This requires CWF to steadfastly advocate at the state, local, and federal levels to help shape wildlife and public lands policies, regulations, and bills --- that cumulatively will determine the enjoyment of wildlife by present and future generations of Coloradans and visitors to our state.
This is also particularly important as Colorado's population is estimated to grow from 5.8 million this year to 8.7 million by 2050. Development on our public lands, if not carefully planned with wildlife fully considered at the start of a planning process, threatens iconic native species such as mule deer, elk, sage grouse and cutthroat trout.
We do not shy away from this formidable challenge. As advocates for wildlife, we will demand that the needs of wildlife be fully considered and addressed before development is planned on public lands – not as an afterthought. Colorado’s wildlife is worth sustaining!