In late 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) launched the West Slope Wildlife Prioritization Study (WSWPS) to create a regional-scale approach to wildlife-highway mitigation in order to help inform CDOT decision-makers where best to focus limited transportation dollars across the West Slope.
Members of the Alliance are working closely with WSWPS researchers to find creative ways to implement the findings from the study and identify funding sources for a similar East Slope and Plains Wildlife Prioritization Study (ES&PWPS). The Alliance will use the WSWPS and potential ES&PWPS results to identify statewide priority projects and begin to integrate these projects into local and regional planning efforts.
Find out about what the state and counties are doing to protect wildlife, and how and when our plans become implemented as projects. And find out how you can help make these plans a reality.
Photo source: Rocky Mountain Wild, ECO-resolutions, CDOT