PLNR-98-5-Youth Hunting Program

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the value of the hunting and fishing tradition in Colorado, and the economic importance of these activities; and WHEREAS The number of hunters, especially young hunters, …

PLNR-04-2-Wolf Management in Colorado

WHEREAS wolf populations have been reintroduced in adjacent states to Colorado; and WHEREAS wolf populations in the northern Rocky Mountains have achieved and exceeded the recovery goals set by the …

PLNR-09-2-Wildlife Management

WHEREAS the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is appointed by the Governor to oversee the management of Colorado’s wildlife populations through the work of Colorado Parks and Wildlife; and WHEREAS …

PLNR-09-3-Horses & Burros, Management of “Wild”

WHEREAS the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “Wild” Horse and Burro Program (“WH&B”) 2015 statistics are: The public rangelands have a carrying capacity of about 26,500 horses/burros An estimated 58,000 …

PLNR-97-4-Wilderness Study Areas

WHEREAS under the Wilderness Act of 1964 wilderness areas are created by designation of the U.S. Congress; and WHEREAS by the authority of several subsequent Acts of Congress, federal land …

PLNR-10-1-Wilderness Designations

Incorporates and replaces the following resolutions – PLNR-99-1, Wilderness Designations, Local Government Involvement PLNR-01-1, Proposed Wilderness Designations PLNR-02-2, Wilderness, BLM Inventory Handbook WHEREAS Congress passed the Wilderness Act of 1964 …

PLNR-01-5-Weed Management, Colorado’s Plan

WHEREAS successful and cost‑effective weed management endeavors require an organized and coordinated effort among all affected landowners and industries; and WHEREAS the purpose of strategic plans is to provide a …

PLNR-93-1-Travel Management Plan

WHEREAS National Forests created in America are a treasured resource, the value of which is inestimable to the people of Western Colorado; and  WHEREAS a wide variety of opportunities for …

PLNR-94-2-Timber, Salvage

WHEREAS salvage of trees damaged or destroyed by insects, disease, fire or drought provides multiple benefits, including; reduced fuel loading, increased safety, regeneration of “the next forest”, lumber production, and …

PLNR-93-4-State School Lands, Opposing Sale of

WHEREAS state school lands were originally set aside to provide revenue for public schools in rural areas; and WHEREAS such lands now support a substantial agriculture economy, and provide revenue …

PLNR-96-1-State Park Fees

WHEREAS the Colorado Department of Parks and Outdoor Recreation and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have been merged to create the department Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW); and WHEREAS there …

PLNR-95-2-State Ownership of Public Lands

WHEREAS several prominent congressional committee chairmen have been discussing legislation which would allow states to assume ownership of BLM lands within their states; and WHEREAS Under this proposal, states would …

PLNR-12-2-Southwest Willow Fly Catcher

WHEREAS there are no documented sightings of Southwest Willow Flycatchers in Southwest Colorado; and WHEREAS US Fish & Wildlife Service action does not honor the existing habitat of humans and …

PLNR-95-1-R.S. Rights-of-Way Regulations

WHEREAS regulations to re-interpret and redefine roads under RS-2477 have been proposed by the Secretary of the Interior; and WHEREAS the proposed regulations have generated a great deal of controversy …

PLNR-94-1-Public Lands and Watershed Collaboratives

WHEREAS groups of community and environmental leaders, State and Federal Agencies, and public and elected officials on the Western Slope  have joined together to collectively and collaboratively study and discuss …

PLNR-13-1-Proactive Forest Management

WHEREAS Colorado’s forests are world renowned for their scenic beauty and the recreational opportunities they provide; and WHEREAS the national forests in Colorado and across the country have undesirable forest …

PLNR-16-2-Lynx Management Post-Reintroduction

WHEREAS the Canada lynx was listed as Threatened in the contiguous United States, including Colorado, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on March 24, 2000; and WHEREAS we have …

PLNR-91-1-Livestock Grazing Rights

WHEREAS Livestock Grazing fees have been targeted for change by the Executive Branch and Congress  and  WHEREAS livestock grazing is the most valuable tool for managing forage on Federal Lands; …

PLNR-02-4-Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

WHEREAS properly managed livestock grazing is compatible with and promotes wildfire mitigation, biological diversity, open space, species conservation, enhanced wildlife habitat and land resource protection; and WHEREAS the livestock industry …

PLNR-99-3-Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

WHEREAS In 1964, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund to assure that all Americans have access to high-quality recreation resources, to enhance the health and vitality of the …

PLNR-06-1-Gunnison Sage Grouse Conservation

WHEREAS the Gunnison Sage Grouse’s current range extends across just two states (southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah) and a handful of counties with viable populations (Gunnison, San Miguel, Montrose, Mesa, …

PLNR-04-1-Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation

WHEREAS the Greater Sage Grouse’s current range extends across eleven states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).  These states have various local/grass …

PLNR-11-1-Government Litigation Savings Act

WHEREAS the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was passed in 1980 and was intended to provide fair access to legal remedies for individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations to …

PLNR-96-3-Compensation For Game Damage 2

WHEREAS Western Colorado land owners lose substantial amounts of habitat each year to wildlife, and the State program for reimbursing that loss is inadequate; and WHEREAS The process for such …

PLNR-98-2-Forest Service District Consolidation

WHEREAS CLUB 20 has steadfastly opposed the elimination of federal land management offices throughout the Western Slope because people who manage public lands ought to live and work near the …

PLNR-93-2-Forest Service Budget Process

WHEREAS many public and private organizations and individuals have spent considerable time on various Forest Service advisory committees and collaboratives, trying to reach management agreements on several contentious issues including …

PLNR-16-1-Forest Management and Watershed Health

WHEREAS reliable, affordable water supplies are foundational to the environment, economy and quality of life in rural Colorado; and WHEREAS Colorado benefits from a balanced economy, including robust agriculture, natural …

PLNR-97-5-Forest Health Goals

WHEREAS the U.S. Forest Service manages a substantial portion of Western Colorado, under authority of numerous federal laws which are often contradictory and complex; and WHEREAS most management decisions are …

PLNR-02-1-Forest County Partnership Restoration Program

WHEREAS The County-Forest Partnerships Project is a proposal for an innovative County-National Forest project for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in Arizona, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests in …

PLNR-04-3-Floating Access Across Private Property

WHEREAS Colorado’s river floating community contributes over $100 million annually to Colorado’s economy, primarily in rural areas, and demand for access to Colorado’s floatable streams continues to grow at an …

PLNR-96-5-Fish, Sport Fish Stocking Polocies

WHEREAS the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to minimize the stocking of non‑native fishes (save trout) as part of the program to recover endangered fish species; and WHEREAS the …

PLNR-03-2-Federal Lands, Sale & Acquisition of

WHEREAS the State of Colorado has approximately 36% of its land base in federal ownership; and WHEREAS the Western Slope of Colorado is home to approximately 18.6 million acres of …

PLNR-01-2-Executive Order Review and Rescission

WHEREAS a number of U.S. Presidents have signed several Executive Orders affecting public lands across the Western states; and WHEREAS those Executive Orders often did not follow due process including …

PLNR-97-8-EPA Air Quality Regulations

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency occasionally receives requests from special interest groups to change air quality standards; and WHEREAS federal land management plans include analyses of air quality; NOW, THEREFORE, …