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j_cdc_2016a_2016-08-31t08:05:06z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 08/31/2016



Final

CPW Property Transactions



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetu

Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetu
PASS

PASS







08:48 AM -- CPW Property Transactions



Bob Broscheid, Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and Gaspar Perricone, Legislative Liaison, Department of Natural Resources, discussed CPW's process for prioritizing property transactions. Discussion ensued on CPW's recent outreach about potentially raising fishing and hunting license fees, as well as expenditures allowed by the use of Habitat Stamp funds, as well as the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) program.





08:58 AM



Mr. Perricone discussed how the Parks and Wildlife Commission prioritizes the use of Habitat Stamp funds. Discussion ensued on how a potential proposal to raise fees could impact access to wildlife opportunities, as well as the maintenance costs, terms, and restrictions commonly associated with conservation and access easements.



09:11 AM



Discussion ensued on the role of third parties in the acquisition of conservation easements. Elizabeth Dowling, Real Estate Section, CPW, came to the table to discuss CPW's ranking matrix used to prioritize projects. Bill deVergie, Area Wildlife Manager, came to the table to discuss the Pot Creek State Wildlife Area Perpetual Access Easement. Committee members received a copy of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C).



160831 AttachC.pdf160831 AttachC.pdf



09:22 AM



Bill Rogers, owner of the property in question, came to the table to discuss elk hunting opportunities on the property. Discussion ensued on the current use and management of the property. Susanne Roller, Lands Program Manager, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), came to the table to discuss how RMEF prioritizes easement acquisitions.



09:33 AM



Committee discussion ensued on the annual operations and budget of RMEF.

BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 09:35:49 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetual public access easement for the Pot Creek State Wildlife Area property ($82,450 CF for 1,742 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









09:37 AM



Perry Will, Area Wildlife Manager, came to the table to discuss the Lazy V Quarter Circle Ranch Phase II Perpetual Public Access Easement. Committee members received a copy of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D). Mr. Perricone also discussed hunting opportunities on the property. Committee discussion ensued. Mark Bersheny, property owner for the Lazy V Quarter Circle Ranch, came to the table to discuss the history of the property. Suzanne Stephens, Executive Director, Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT), came to the table to discuss the restrictions associated with the conservation easement. Discussion ensued on the annual operations and budget of AVLT.



160831 AttachD.pdf160831 AttachD.pdf

BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 09:47:13 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetual public access easement for the Lazy V Quarter Circle Ranch Phase II property ($400,000 CF for 320 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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