Habitat Stamps will not only not be required for entry into State Wildlife Areas this year (with exception as noted for those buying fishing and hunting licenses) but will no longer be required in the future. The Colo State Legislature passed a bill this year removing the requirement that all persons entering SWA's have a Habitat Stamp as it turned out that the requirement was in conflict with some federal laws pertaining to the spending of federal monies on those areas.
Birders and other users of SWA's are still encouraged to purchase Habitat Stamps so we can help DOW purchase habitat that supports wildlife including the birds we enjoy. Additionally the Habitat Stamp pays for search and rescue programs. "A Colorado <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/colorado> Wildlife<http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/wildlife>Habitat Stamp is no longer required to enter State Wildlife <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/wildlife> Areas. New state legislation has redesigned the Colorado<http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/colorado> Wildlife <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/wildlife> Habitat Protection Program that provides funding for wildlife<http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/wildlife>habitat conservation <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/conservation>. Anyone buying a hunting <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/hunting> or fishing <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/fishing> license in Colorado<http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/colorado>is still required to purchase a stamp. Non-license buyers may continue to purchase stamps as a way to contribute to wildlife <http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/wildlife> conservation<http://blog.buckrunoutdoors.com/tag/conservation>. Purchase of a stamp also provides search-and-rescue benefits." SeEtta Moss Canon City http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Bill Maynard <ante...@juno.com> wrote: > > > COBirders, > > I just received a message from a volunteer at the Colorado Division of > Wildlife saying: "No Habitat Stamp is needed for SWAs this year", > although the message also says anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing > licenses will be required to purchase the habitat stamp. Non-license > recreationists may still purchase "stamps" as a way of contributing to > wildlife conservation in the state wildlife areas. The CDOW owns 230 > State Wildlife Areas currently totalling 370,000 acres, many with > excellent birding opportunities, all open to the public (some only > seasonally) for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. > http://wildlife.state.co.us has information about specific properties. > > > Bill Maynard > Colorado Springs > ____________________________________________________________ > Click here to find the perfect banking opportunity! > > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL2141/fc/BLSrjpTMLumvcx2nRnUJPkl52cOvLxUEnWk0qbsa09avnxrpSGIJo5dUqX2/ > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ Colorado County Birding: http://www.coloradocountybirding.com/ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to cobirds+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.as/group/cobirds?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---