Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation

“Wildlife constitutes one of Colorado’s most cherished resources; the Foundation desires to bequeath this resource to those who come after us in a better state than when we came . . . “ -The Founders of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation

The Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation 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 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. The Foundation was formed to raise funds to help fill the gap between available funds and wildlife needs.  Through the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation, your gift joins forces with others to make a difference for wildlife.

CURRENT NEWS -NEW!!Reintroduction of the Lynx to Colorado has been deemed a success according to the Denver Post. We would like to extend our great appreciation for all of you who donated to this worthy project. To read more about this, please click on the article names below.On Their own Four Feet (Sep22, 2010)Lynx reintroduction ruled a success in Colorado (Sep 18,2010)Colo. claims victory in effort to bring back lynx (Sep17,2010) The 9th Annual Golf4wildlife tournament was a tremendous success. For more information, click here 
CWHF Announces the 2010 winners of the Colorado Waterfowl Art Contest1st Place

“Northern Pintails” by Richard Clifton

“Colorado Sunrise” by Douglas Walpus

“Icy Reflections” by Dan Andrews
This year, the 2nd and 3rd place winners will also be made into Habitat Products to aid in the preservation, protection, and purchase of critical habitat in Colorado; ensuring wildlife will ALWAYS have a home in Colorado.Thank you to all our artists who entered this year’s contest. Without your talent and dedication, critical wildlife habitat could be lost forever.Please check our Shop Online page to purchase previous years’ stamps, prints and other wildlife products. 
To view the Final Consensus of the Colorado Conservation Summit- click here

Lynx Restoration Project:”$470K Pledged to date.” CWHFJoin Us!

The reintroduction effort started in 1999, and there have been 204 lynx released to date.  DOW biologists have documented that at least 105 kittens have been born in Colorado! 2006 is a milestone year as kittens born here are now mature enough to reproduce. Native born lynx reproducing the next generation — the next step in establishing a self-sustaining population. Check back here during July to learn about the number of kittens born this spring.  You can help make a difference by Donating Online to the lynx Project.

The pictures below were taken by Jerry Neal of the Colorado Division of Wildlife and are the first Lynx kittens born in Colorado since the Spring of 2006.

Stay Connected on the lynx restoration project, as well as various other wildlife projects