On May 12, 2022 – in the final hours of the 2022 legislative session – Colorado SB22-199, a bill to conduct a statewide study regarding the protection of native pollinating insects, passed the state legislature!
After a disappointing defeat earlier this year, with the Pollinator & Human Health bill, and having championed this new Native Pollinator Study bill, we're thrilled with this outcome!
The information collected will be critical in making informed conservation decisions about the protection of Colorado's native pollinators.
Thanks a million to those of you who reached out to CO legislators and testified on this bill's behalf!
Once signed into law, Colorado's Department of Natural Resources will be tasked with conducting this study and developing recommendations, by January 1, 2024, on how best to address the challenges related to the various threats native pollinators face. This is an important step toward developing a statewide pollinator protection plan!
What can you do?
Thank your legislators for passing this bill, which was sponsored by Senators Jaquez Lewis and Priola along with Representatives Kipp and Froelich.
Read more about the Colorado Pollinator Study Bill »