GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO News)-- CPW is celebrating thirty years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
Originally signed back in 1989, its allowed for habitat conservation for many wildlife species that have found a home near the wetlands. The restoration of these areas has allowed for the waterfowl population to grow. It's also allowed for cleaner waterways and more outdoor recreation activities.
"When you consider that over 90% of Colorado species will spend at least part of their lives in or around water, you will see how important wetlands conservation is. So this program has been very beneficial," says Mike Porras with CPW.
The act is able to provide matching grants to wetlands conservation.
In the last twenty years it's been able to fund close to 3,000 projects.