CORE Act Will Restore Wildlife Habitat, Expand Sporting Opportunities, Honor Military Veterans

DENVER – The advancement of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is good news for wildlife, public lands, hunters and anglers, and local communities across Colorado. 

“Hunters and anglers have seen first-hand how degraded wildlife habitat is negatively impacting the health of wildlife and our sporting traditions. Passing legislation like the CORE Act is imperative to restoring and conserving critical wildlife habitat and mitigating impacts from climate change,” said Aaron Kindle, director of sporting advocacy for the National Wildlife Federation. “In addition, the legislation creates a first-of-its-kind national historical landscape to honor the heroic 10th Mountain Division veterans who trained at Camp Hale. We applaud Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper for their tireless work to advance this legislation.”

The CORE Act establishes 73,000 acres of wilderness and 80,000 acres of new recreation and conservation management areas. The National Wildlife Federation recently released a report showing how degraded habitat negatively impacts wildlife populations and how hunters and anglers can advocate to reverse that trend. 



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