Colorado State Conservation Partnership

The Colorado IWJV State Conservation Partnership is comprised of numerous state, federal and non-government partners that manage all-bird conservation efforts in Western Colorado. The main function of the group is to provide a conduit of communication and foster collaboration, ultimately leading to the enhancement and protection of bird habitat.

The group utilizes existing planning efforts including all of the major bird conservation plans, the IWJV Implementation Plan, the Colorado Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program Strategic Plan and the Colorado Wildlife Action Plan.

A leading partner in the Colorado SCP is Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Wetland Wildlife Program whose programmatic structure includes Wetland Focus Area Committees (FACs). These FACs function as “mini” Joint Ventures, fostering public-private habitat partnerships at a local level throughout Colorado. Five such FACs are active in the IWJV portion of Colorado, which includes North Park, South Park, San Luis Valley, Arkansas Headwaters, and Southwest/San Juan area. The Colorado SCP provides an opportunity for the FACs and partners and individual therein to communicate, collaborate and network on a larger scale.

For more information, contact one of the state chairs.

A storm draws near to the San Luis Valley's Blanca Wetlands Wildlife Management Area.

Project Spotlight

Photo by Bob Timberman, USFWS Native cutthroat trout, Red-naped Sapsuckers, and a variety of neo-tropical migrants all benefit from this project on the South Fork of the Little Snake River. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Partners Program) just marked its 25th Anniversary in 2012. After its inception in 1987 in the Prairie Pothole Region of the Great Plains, the Partners Program quickly expanded to Colorado and other mountain states. Since the signing of Colorado Partners Program’s first recorded landowner agreement in 1989,...