The Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation (CWHF) was created in 1989, as a result of the Governor’s Task Force “Wildlife 21” which recognized that our abundant and diverse wildlife makes an immense contribution to our economy and the quality of life we enjoy in Colorado. At the same time that wilderness habitats face the greatest threats from development, state funds for preserving wildlife, which have historically come from hunting and fishing license fees, have declined.
CWHF was founded to ensure a wildlife legacy for Colorado through the support of environmental stewardship, conservation of wildlife and the protection of critical habitat. We work closely with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other state & federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the public, providing funding and resource support services for wildlife and habitat conservation projects statewide. Our areas of focus include: wildlife conservation and research, habitat restoration and preservation, environmental education and the integration of sustainable human and wildlife land use practices. Through our numerous partnerships, CWHF leverages resources necessary to make a difference for wildlife. Our belief is that we must protect our unique wildlife heritage through a balanced approach: integrating the needs of wildlife, the people and businesses of Colorado to benefit wildlife and the economy now and for the future.
Our wildlife projects focus on:
The Foundation was formed to raise funds to help fill the gap between available funds and wildlife needs.
CWHF Announces the 2013 Winners of the Colorado
Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest
The 2013 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Committee is pleased to announce the following 2013 artists’ winning entries.
1st Place: $3,500 - A Break In The Clouds by Charles Black (Stillwater, Minnesota)
2nd Place: $1,000 - Drifting Bluebills by Richard Clifton (Milford, Delaware)
3rd Place: $500 - Greater Scaups by Dale Pousson (Egan, Louisiana)