Educational Session On The CORE ACT
March 24
Starting at 1:30pm









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Educational Session On The CORE ACT

Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is excited to bring you an educational event featuring Senator Bennet and Representative Neguse and their landmark legislation, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, CORE Act for short. Register for this free event, taking place on March 24th at 1:30pm MST, at the link below. 

We will be joined by our partners Trout Unlimited and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership to highlight the many reasons we believe this bill is so important for wildlife, habitat, sportsmen, and women.


Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers strongly supports the CORE Act and would like to thank Representative Neguse and Senator Bennet for introducing this legislation. The CORE Act provides important habitat protections that will have long term benefits for wildlife. Contained within these landscapes are headwaters, migration corridors, and ranges critical to the health of species including Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Mule Deer, and Desert Bighorn Sheep. The future of our hunting and fishing heritage and the North American Model of Wildlife Management depend on our ability to conserve quality habitat and to address the needs of wildlife in the face of increasing and dynamic challenges.This bill does that, and as such, is uniquely important to hunters and anglers.

Meet The Panel


Moderator: Brien Webster was born and raised in Colorado and currently resides in Grand Junction. He's had the opportunity as a hunter and angler to spend time wandering and exploring the landscapes the CORE Act would protect. Brien knows that healthy wildlife populations depend on healthy wildlife habitat. With increasing development and fragmentation of high priority wildlife habitat occurring across the state, he believes the CORE Act provides protections essential to sustaining wild landscapes that will help to support our Colorado herds and hunting heritage. 

Congressman Joe Neguse represents Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to his first term in November 2018, becoming the first African-American member of Congress in Colorado history. He is the lead House sponsor for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act.
Senator Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the United States Senate since 2009. Widely recognized as a pragmatic and independent thinker, he is driven by a deep-seated obligation to create more opportunity for the next generation. Michael has built a reputation of taking on Washington dysfunction and working with Republicans and Democrats to address our nation’s greatest challenges – including education, climate change, immigration, health care, and national security.


Jesse Dudley lives in Norwood, CO, in the high desert that lies between the San Juan Mountains and the red rock canyons of the Dolores River. He volunteers as Assistant Regional Director for the Central West Slope for the Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, and works for the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter. Depending on the season, you can find him on proposed CORE Act lands hunting for elk or turkeys, deer or mushrooms. You’ll also find him fishing, rafting, backcountry skiing, and simply exploring and appreciating new corners of his backyard, the further from roads the better. His wife Hannah Rossman co-owns and operates the artisan wholesale bread bakery Blue Grouse Bread in Norwood. 


Madeleine West is Director of Public Lands for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization.  She manages a team of field staff across the West who advance the TRCP’s mission to conserve the places where people love to hunt and fish.  Previously, Madeleine served as assistant director for parks, wildlife, and lands at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources where she developed state-level policy for wildlife, outdoor recreation, state lands, and forestry issues. 


Scott Willoughby is the Colorado Public Lands Coordinator for Trout Unlimited's Angler Conservation Program, working to conserve and protect the state’s trout waters and public lands from his home on the edge of the White River National Forest in Eagle, CO. Prior to joining TU in 2018, he spent more than 20 years as an award-winning reporter, photographer, columnist and eventual Outdoors Editor at The Denver Post, where he focused on outdoor recreation and public land management issues through the lens of a hunter, angler and conservationist.

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March 24, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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