AG -06-5-Predator Control

WHEREAS livestock production is a vital part of the Western Slope economy, generating millions of dollars and thousands of jobs, as well as preserving the natural beauty of the region, and predation poses a significant cost to livestock producers; and

WHEREAS the State of Colorado is dependent upon its natural resources for a viable economy and there is significant evidence that predating animals are a major factor in our diminishing wildlife populations, both threatened and non-threatened populations; and

WHEREAS wildlife management specific decisions are complicated and are best left to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, wildlife experts instead of being constitutionally or statutorily mandated;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Club 20 urges the State Legislature to allocate general funds for adequate statutorily designated predator control; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Club 20 supports permanent funding through a designated fund that covers direct and other associated impacts to wildlife and livestock from all predators; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there be a permanent separate special fund established for compensation of depredation and all incurred management costs resulting from wolves and other introduced predators to be funded through the general fund before introduction is made; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Club 20 supports the promulgation of a concurrent resolution by the state legislature referring to the voters a Constitutional amendment removing any wildlife management measures within the state’s constitution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Club 20 objects to the inclusion of wildlife management measures within the State’s constitution.

Adopted March 31, 2006

Amended March 22, 2013

Amended September 7, 2023

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