The bill appropriates $3.9 million from the species conservation trust fund for programs submitted by the executive director of the department of natural resources that are designed to conserve native species that state or federal law list as threatened or endangered or that are candidate species or are likely to become candidate species as determined by the United States fish and wildlife service, allocated as follows:
- Native terrestrial wildlife conservation, $615,500;
- Native aquatic wildlife conservation, $839,000;
- Platte river recovery implementation program, $1,940,000;
- Colorado river basin native fish recovery programs, $205,500; and
- Federal endangered species act litigation program, $300,000.
On July 1, 2019, the bill transfers $600,000 from the Colorado water conservation board construction fund to the species conservation trust fund.
For the 2019-20 fiscal year and each of the 4 subsequent fiscal years, the bill transfers $5,000,000 from the severance tax operational fund to the species conservation trust fund.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)