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Title Implement And Finance Gray Wolf Reintroduction
Status Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely (03/11/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 02/18/2021
Summary

At the November 2020 general election, the voters approved
proposition 114, which:
  • Approved the reintroduction of gray wolves on designated
lands in Colorado west of the continental divide beginning
no later than December 31, 2023; and

  • Acknowledged that the general assembly may adopt
implementing legislation to facilitate the restoration of gray
wolves to Colorado.
The bill:
  • Specifies the process that the parks and wildlife
commission (commission) must follow in soliciting and
considering public input regarding a draft of the gray wolf
reintroduction and management plan, including when the
commission periodically updates the plan;
  • Requires the commission to submit:
  • To the general assembly the plan and specified
recommendations regarding how to finance the
reintroduction and management of gray wolves; and
  • A request to the United States fish and wildlife
service to conduct an environmental impact analysis
pursuant to the federal National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969 before the reintroduction of
gray wolves on designated lands that are owned and
managed by the United States; and
  • Requires the commission to initiate the process to remove
the gray wolf from the state list of endangered or
threatened species as soon as any litigation contesting the
validity of the federal delisting of gray wolves has been
finally resolved.

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