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October 5, 2023 ECMC Adopts High Priority Habitat Map Updates

On October 5, 2023, the Colorado Energy and Carbon Management Commission unanimously approved Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s proposed High Priority Habitat (HPH) map updates in a Rulemaking Hearing. The new HPH map layer can be found on the ECMC’s website. During the Rulemaking Hearing, CPW and the ECMC agreed to develop a Guidance Document on Pre-Application Consultation for Oil and Gas Development Plans in HPH. Pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-4-103(5), the new HPH map becomes effective twenty days after publication in the Colorado Register. More information on the adopted HPH map layer can be found here: