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 including deer populations; and
WHEREAS wildlife management decisions can be complicated and are best left to wildlife experts and should not be constitutionally mandated;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Club 20 urges the State Legislature to allocate funding (preferably General Funds) for adequate predator control; 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