Policy Update - Success with HB19-1264

On June 3rd Governor Polis signed HB19-1264 into law extending the conservation easement oversight commission and division of conservation program to certify easement holders until 2026. Additionally, the bill creates a working group that will meet throughout the summer and fall to make recommendations on addressing disallowances and aggrieved landowners, orphaned easements and alternative methods for conservation valuation. The working group will submit recommendations to legislature this fall. We will have updates and discussion at our Fall Policy Summer in October as well.

We are grateful for our champion legislators and partners in conservation who sponsored this bill:

·       Representative Dylan Roberts

·       Representative Jim Wilson

·       Senator Faith Winter

·       Senator Kerry Donovan

You can read more about the bill and see the full text here: HB19-1264