Fish and Wildlife

 Bighorn Sheep      Public Land     Owl

Fish and Wildlife 

The diverse ecosystems and landscapes of BLM Colorado's public lands provide habitat for more than 671 species of fish and wildlife, and 100 special status plants and animals including 13 federally threatened and 16 federally endangered species. BLM's wildlife habitat management goal is to ensure the natural abundance and diversity of fish and wildlife, and plant and animal special status species on public lands by restoring, maintaining and enhancing habitat productivity and quality. 

          Turkeys                             Sage Grouse                                 

Colorado's broad diversity of wildlife includes 473 bird species, 130 mammal species, 49 reptile species, 69 fish species and 18 amphibian 18 species.  Colorado is also home to numerous species of invertebrates, including mollusks and crustaceans.          

Lizard  Marmot  Butterflies  Fish

Flora is also abundant in the state. Approximately 3,700 species and subspecies of plants, representing 132 families and 941 genera, have been described in Colorado.

Cattails          Public Land

Colorado continues to be recognized nationally for its stream fishing and big game hunting.

 Elk          Hidden Lake       Pronghorn Antelope


   Quick Links
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Colorado Natural Heritage Program
U S Fish and Wildlife Service
U S Forest Service, Region 2
BLM National Wildlife, Fish & Plants Home Page

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