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 their health, welfare and economic progress; and
WHEREAS Western Colorado residents need a safe, reliable domestic water supply; and
WHEREAS US Fish & Wildlife Service action could prevent or delay infrastructure development,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED CLUB 20 opposes designating habitat for Southwest Willow Flycatchers in Southwest Colorado without peer-reviewed science backing the designation,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED CLUB 20 requests US Fish & Wildlife Service provide data proving habitat protection will result in increases in the Southwest Willow Fly Catcher population.
Adopted September 7, 2012
Renewed September 8, 2017