Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (CO BHA) uses education, advocacy, cooperation, and hard work to promote conservation of public-lands fish and wildlife habitat, science-based stewardship of fish and wildlife, and fair and equitable access for all. We strive to uphold and exemplify the traditional American outdoor values of quiet use, muscle-powered access, and ethical, fair-chase sportsmanship.
CO BHA’s day-to-day work includes written and oral testimony to local, state, and national elected officials, agency leaders, and the media. We also engage in public speaking, grassroots advocacy (that’s where you are essential), and public and hunter education. Outreach tools include this website, brochures and other print materials, media contacts, and other venues of opportunity.
Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is committed to the long-term conservation of the still-wild and largely unspoiled public-lands backcountry upon which Colorado’s world-class game and fish resources depend, and upon which the future of traditional-values hunting and angling rely. Through tireless volunteerism, we strive to assure …
We are traditional-values Colorado hunters and anglers who cherish the peace, solitude and challenge of the quiet-use backcountry experience.
We are the Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) grassroots group of sportsmen and women who are united by a passion to protect and conserve the public-lands forests, mountains, prairies, streams, and lakes that support our hunting and angling traditions.
CO BHA members share a deep concern that the traditional backcountry values — solitude, silence, personal challenge, physical fitness, adventure — which make Colorado hunting and fishing so special, are being lost to habitat destruction from industrial development and motorized abuse and over-use of our public lands. CO BHA works to slow these destructive trends in order to protect our outdoor heritage and assure that future generations of hunters and anglers can enjoy the same genuine back-to-nature opportunities we know today. We believe in managing fish, wildlife, and their habitats as a public trust and a priceless resource. We believe in keeping undeveloped public lands truly wild.
CO BHA, like our parent group BHA, is a volunteer-driven organization – a pure grassroots coalition working simultaneously on national, state, and local fronts. We are as active and effective in a given region as our members choose to make us. CBHA is headed by two co-chairs, representing both sides of the Divide, with no rigid bureaucratic structure. This allows for lightning-fast response and action as new challenges to wildness appear, making CO BHA an exceptionally effective sportsman-conservation organization.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.