June 18, 2009
Habitat Stamp No Longer Required for Birding, etc.
In January 2006 I blogged about the new requirement for all visitors to Colorado state wildlife areas to buy a Division of Wildlife "habitat stamp," a requirement that I figured would be largely unenforced.
Now the state has switched positions. No more stamp is needed, unless you are actively hunting or fishing. "New state legislation has redesigned the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program that provides funding for wildlife habitat conservation," says the news release.
Some birders have not yet gotten the message, but it should filter out through CoBirds, etc. And as SeEtta points out in that post, buying helps pay for search and rescue if you need to be searched for or rescued.