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MONTROSE AREA COMMITTEE ACCEPTING WILDLIFE PROJECT IDEAS
12/13/2013
Credit:
CPW press release
MONTROSE, Colo. In its ongoing effort to reduce conflicts between wildlife and agricultural producers, the Uncompahgre Habitat Partnership Committee is currently accepting applications for projects from landowners.

The mission of the Habitat Partnership Program is to reduce wildlife conflicts associated with forage and fencing, and to assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in meeting big game management goals. Landowners and agricultural producers eligible for this program must live in Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Delta or Ouray counties.

Projects should focus on long-term solutions aimed at reducing conflict between livestock and wildlife. The general project categories include: habitat improvement, and fence improvement or repair. The committee provides cost-sharing funds for projects.

Projects within residential subdivisions are not considered for funding.

To determine if your project is viable, contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Montrose at 970-252-6000. You'll be put in touch with a local district wildlife manager who will call you to learn more about the project. If the project is eligible, you'll be provided an application to submit.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife works with Habitat Partnership Committees throughout the state. For more information about the programs, see: cpw.state.co.us and selected the "Land & Water" tab.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.