Steamboat Springs The Colorado River Salinity Forum, in partnership with Conservation Districts, will make funds available to landowners for wildlife habitat improvement projects in western Colorado. This 75 percent cost share opportunity is available to state and local governments as well as private landowners.
Eligible projects will target streamside cottonwood, willow, native shrub vegetation, tall grass and forb areas, and various wetland types. Priority for funding will be given to projects that are below 7,500 feet in elevation and are in the Colorado, Gunnison, Uncompahgre, Dolores, San Miguel, Mancos and Disappointment river drainages. Other Colorado river drainages will be considered if projects are not available in the priority watersheds.
To apply, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office. Applications for financial assistance must be submitted by June 1 to USDA-NRCS, Attn: BSPP Wildlife Application, P.O. Box 2168, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Additional information and assistance with application development may be obtained by contacting your local Conservation District, 879-3225, ext. 3, or Natural Resources Conservation Office at the same number and ask for Lori.