A Bold Plan to Protect 30% of Colorado Lands and Waters by 2030

A Bold Plan to Protect 30% of Colorado Lands and Waters by 2030

News Type: Regional Source: The Colorado Sun
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Conservationists in Colorado are dreaming big.

In a time of political turmoil and legislative impotence, a consortium of Colorado conservation groups is floating an audacious plan to conserve 30% of the land in the state — roughly 20 million acres — by 2030. Since statehood, the state has protected only 6 million acres.

The state is losing open land more quickly than it is protecting it. Since 2001, about a half-million acres in Colorado has been lost to development. That is reflective of a worldwide trend that has some lawmakers and conservationists galvanized to make the U.S. a global leader in slowing the loss of wildlife and rainforests.