The DFO Conservation Committee was created in 2019 in response to our members’ wishes for a more active conservation presence. The committee works to:
- Help DFO members stay informed and engaged on conservation issues where we bird
- Represent DFO at forums where decisions affecting birds and habitat are made
- Recommend action as needed to the DFO Board of Directors
- In concert with our allies, monitor, report on and react to threats to birds and habitat primarily in the metro Denver area, but occasionally in other parts of Colorado or nationally
For example, the Committee is currently monitoring and offering feedback to the Colorado State Land Board in its ongoing deliberation over the future of Chico Basin Ranch. We are also engaged with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the issue of access to State Wildlife Areas, and participate in CPW’s Wildlife and Habitat Roundtable.
The DFO conservation committee highlights three greatest threats to birds. Click on the header bar to get a bit more detail and resources on these threats. Each threat will also have some things you can do to help mitigate the problem and one or two links to some helpful resources.