Have you ever been curious about wildlife conservation in Colorado? Do you wonder how wildlife is managed? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Colorado’s wildlife and landscapes are held in balance by conservation work, which is funded primarily with hunting and fishing license fees. That includes research to study how wildlife populations are changing, the management of overpopulated and endangered species, restoration of vital wildlife habitat, and specific operations like fish hatcheries. These and other conservation programs help keep Colorado wild and beautiful. Explore our site to learn more about the amazing 960 wildlife species across Colorado and the role hunting and fishing plays in wildlife conservation.

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The number of wildlife species in Colorado

Acres protected by the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program since 2006

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Hatcheries in Colorado work with biologists to supply lakes and streams with fish each year

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Colorado has the worlds largest elk population

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Number of jobs hunting and fishing support across Colorado

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