July 14, 2020

House committee to hold virtual field hearing focused on outdoor economy, with Colorado guests

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse will host a virtual forum on Wednesday focusing on the economic benefits that wildlife and access to the outdoors bring to Colorado.

The meeting of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will feature testimony from First Gentleman Marlon Reis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Taishya Adams, and Loretta Pineda, the executive director of Environmental Learning for Kids.

Neguse pointed to Colorado’s initiatives toward conservation, including the 2019 naming of Lafayette as the first “bird city” in the state, a recognition of efforts to conserve habitats and educate about birds. He also mentioned an impending ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves to Colorado west of the Continental Divide, although there is some worry about wolves’ effect on  tourism and hunting.

By:  Michael Karlik