In June 2017, CDOT and CPW jointly hosted the Inaugural Colorado Wildlife and Transportation Summit, hosted jointly by CDOT and CPW. As a result of the Summit, the agencies developed a work plan (Alliance Action Plan) and convened a statewide Steering Committee, composed of CDOT, CPW, Southern Ute Tribe, FHWA, sportsmen’s groups, engineers, and biologists. In addition to the Steering Committee, the associated Technical Team members (Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), US Forest Service (USFS), GOCO, and ARC Resolutions) broaden the capacity and scope of the Alliance.
Since its establishment in 2018, the Alliance has utilized the statewide partnership model to implement the Alliance Action Plan, share resources and knowledge, mobilize communities, secure mitigation project funding, and raise awareness around the issues of wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) and wildlife connectivity across Colorado. In just one year, the Alliance has a proven track record for addressing wildlife connectivity across Colorado through a collaborative state-wide partnership model. Contact us for more information.
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