VIDEO : Senator Larry Crowder proposes introduction of the Black-Footed Ferret
Submitted by dennis on Mon, 2013-02-25 15:59
Senator Larry Crowder presents senate bill 169 to the Senate Agriculture Committee.
The bill allows for the reintroduction of black-footed ferrets in Colorado without legislative
approval if the reintroduction:
• occurs on private land with landowner consent; and
• is pursuant to a federal programmatic safe harbor agreement and
The permit provides immunity to landowners in cases of an "incidental take" (unintentional injury or death) that may result from implementation of conservation actions, specific land uses, and the return of the land to baseline conditions. The permit also limits the federal government's imposition of land, water, or resource-use restrictions or additional commitments of land, water, or finances to those contained in the original enhancement-of-survival permit. The bill is effective on August 7, 2013, assuming that the General Assembly adjourns, as scheduled, on May 8, 2013, and no referendum petition is filed.
For the full bill paste this link into your browser. http://goo.gl/2qUaX