July 13, 2020

Congressman Neguse to Host Congressional Wildlife Roundtable Focused on Colorado

The hearing is the 3rd congressional field hearing Neguse has brought to Colorado  

Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced that he is partnering with the Committee to hold a Colorado-focused roundtable highlighting the economic benefits of wildlife and access to the outdoors. Colorado has several case studies of successful wildlife conservation, including Governor Polis’s commitment to wildlife corridors, bringing back the black footed ferret from the brink of extinction, the potential reintroduction of the gray wolf, and the designation of Lafayette as the state’s first “Bird City.”

This roundtable is the 3rd Congressional Committee event Congressman Neguse has brought to Colorado since taking office. Last August he hosted the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in Boulder for the Committee’s first and only field hearing on Colorado’s clean energy economy and climate action initiatives, and in January he hosted the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law for a hearing on anti-competitive behavior in the digital marketplace. 

“Colorado’s thriving ecotourism and wildlife viewing industry points to the many ways that healthy species and ecosystems can contribute to our economy in a sustainable way,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “I’m proud to showcase Colorado’s success in wildlife conservation by hosting this hearing to highlight the efforts across our state to protect wildlife and bring certain species back from the brink of extinction. Colorado’s voice and actions on this issue deserve to be heard at a national level to help chart a course for others to follow.” 

“I’m proud of all the work Colorado has done to protect our state’s natural treasures: our beautiful public lands and the animals that call them home,” said Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis. “It is a privilege to join Congressman Neguse and other thought leaders to highlight the many ways in which our state is working to safeguard our precious biodiversity for generations to come.”

The upcoming wildlife roundtable is entitled “The Economic Benefits of Wildlife Viewing and Increasing Access to Wildlife Viewing. Colorado: A Case Study,” and will take place virtually on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 10:00am MT. 

WHEN: 

Wednesday July 15, 2020
10:00am MT/ 12:00pm ET 

WHO: 

Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Taishya Adams
Executive Director of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) Loretta Pineda
Members of the House Natural Resources Committee 

WHERE:

https://bit.ly/2ZeDI3i
https://youtu.be/gQHQlTWjVfc

RSVP to Sally Tucker at Sally.Tucker@mail.house.gov for details.