Species Conservation Trust Fund

Species Conservation Trust Fund

The native Species Conservation Trust Fund (SCTF) was created in 1998, pursuant to HB 98-1006 (C.R.S. 24-33-111). After its initial creation, the General Assembly expanded the SCTF to cover studies and programs dedicated to recovering species listed as threatened and endangered under state law; recovering and protecting federal candidate species; conducting scientific studies related to the listing or delisting of any species; and evaluating genetic, habitat and declining species baseline data. Every year, the Department of Natural Resources coordinates with CWCB and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to identify programs and projects designed to meet the goals of the SCTF, and makes recommendations to the General Assembly regarding appropriations for those programs.

CWCB and CPW provide a regular report to the Colorado General Assembly detailing the progress and status of SCTF activities. Past reports can be found at this link.

HB18-1338  |  2018 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation $940,500
Native Aquatic Wildlife Conservation $1,059,500
Platte River Recovery Implementation Program $300,000
Upper Colorado River Recovery Program $250,000
Gunnison River Basin Selenium Management Plan $50,000
Morgan Bottom Irrigation Delivery and Habitat Enhancement Project $400,000
Total authorization $3,000,000

SB17-202  |  2017 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation $732,850
Native Aquatic Wildlife Conservation $1,192,150
Platte River Recovery Implementation Program $875,000
Upper Colorado River Recovery Program $950,000
Gunnison River Basin Selenium Management Plan $100,000
Total authorization $3,850,000

HB16-1458  |  2016 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation $778,135
Native Aquatic Wildlife Conservation $321,865
Native Species Management, Monitoring, and Propagation $700,000
Gunnison River Basin Selenium Management Program $250,000
Upper Colorado River Recovery Program $550,000
Grand Valley Power Plant Repair and Improvement $400,000
Total authorization $3,000,000

HB15-1277  |  2015 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation $1,092,000
Native Aquatic Wildlife Conservation $558,000
Colorado Natural Areas Program $234,500
Colorado Resource Stewardship Program $115,500
Native Species Management, Monitoring, and Propagation $1,000,000
Gunnison River Basin Selenium Management Plan $500,000
Upper Colorado River Basin Nonnative Species Control Program $1,000,000
Colorado River Lease of Water for Instream Flows For Endangered Fish Recovery $500,000
Total authorization $5,000,000

SB14-188  |  2014 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Selenium Management Program $500,000
Yampa Basin Nonnative Species Control Program $500,000
Morgan Bottom Infrastructure Upgrade and Habitat Restoration Project $500,000
Native Fish Passage Design and Construction at Flood-Affected Diversions $500,000
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation $638,000
Native Aquatic Wildlife Conservation $1,012,000
Colorado Natural Areas Program $350,000
Native Species Management, Monitoring, and Propagation $1,000,000
Federal Endangered Species Act Litigation Program $1,500,000
Total authorization $6,500,000

 

HB13-1283  |  2013 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Selenium Management Program $500,000
White River Management Plan $250,000
Instream Flow Water Acquisition $500,000
Fountain Creek Fish Passage Project $250,000
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Habitat Management and Propagation $10,000
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation $816,000
Native Aquatic Wildlife Habitat and Population Management and Propagation $500,000
Native Aquatic Wildlife Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation $324,000
Wildlife Disease Management and Landscape Adaptation $350,000
Rare Plant Conservation Program and Species Conservation $500,000
Total authorization $4,000,000

HB12-1349  |  2012 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program $500,000
Native Fish Conservation - Capital Projects $1,000,000
Native Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation $715,000
Native Aquatic Wildlife Conservation $720,000
Wildlife Disease Management and Adaptation Landscape-Level Change $565,000
Colorado Natural Areas Program $500,000
Total authorization $4,000,000

SB11-203  |  2011 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Platte River Recovery Program $2,600,000
Upper Colorado River Recovery Program $1,000,000
Arkansas Darter Instream Flow Water Rights Lease $500,000
Native Grouse Conservation Program $400,000
Total authorization $4,500,000

HB10-1398  |  2010 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Platte River Recovery Program $3,000,000
Native Grouse Conservation Program $1,500,000
Total authorization $4,500,000

HB09-1289  |  2009 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Platte River Recovery Program $4,000,000
Upper Colorado River Recovery Program $500,000
Instream Flow Protection $500,000
Grouse Conservation Program $825,000
Total authorization $5,825,000

SB08-168  |  2008 SCTF Bill
Program/Project Appropriation
Platte River Recovery Program $7,585,000
Grouse Conservation Program $2,758,886
Natural Areas Program $240,000
Wildlife Research $60,000
Fish Conservation $520,000
Total authorization $11,163,886