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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Public Lands

Since arriving in Congress, I have been committed to preserving Colorado's pristine areas and cultural treasures. I am committed to keeping Colorado beautiful for this and future generations, through responsible conservation and forest management. I am also committed to ensuring that our open spaces and public lands remain accessible, so that people from all around the world continue to visit and experience our world-class skiing, hiking, angling, hunting, and many other types of outdoor recreation. I support a balanced appraoch to federal land management and believe that the push for any land designation must come from the local level. I support efforts that revolve around respecting the environment we all deepy value, while making the best use of our resources. 

More on Public Lands

June 23, 2017 Press Release
The beneficial use of water in Colorado has a long history. It can be traced back to the mid 1800’s, when people started settling the land that would become Colorado and the Western United States.
June 23, 2017 Press Release
Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, appeared before the House Natural Resources Committee to present the Administration’s proposed 2018 budget for the Department.
June 21, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electricity Reliability Protection Act (H.R. 1873), which will help prevent catastrophic wildfires on federal land by streamlining the process for clearing overgrown vegetation around power lines.
June 20, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced the Water Rights Protection Act (H.R. 2939), a bill that would uphold federal deference to state water law and prevent federal takings of privately held water rights.
June 16, 2017 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee considered a draft of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.
June 13, 2017 Press Release
Reinforcing his support for proactive forest management, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) signed on as an original cosponsor of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act.
June 12, 2017 Press Release
During a recent hearing in the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) questioned Mr. Lyle Laverty, Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, about the critical role that salvage harvesting plays in forest management.
May 23, 2017 Press Release

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in support of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (Canyons) in Southwest Colorado. In the letter, Gardner and Tipton state, “any review of Canyons should conclude that no changes to the designation are necessary.”


The full letter reads below:

Dear Mr. Secretary:

May 19, 2017 Press Release
Recent hearings in the House Natural Resources Committee have focused on healthy forest management and the protection of privately-held water rights.
May 18, 2017 Press Release
A discussion draft of Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Water Rights Protection Act was the focus of a hearing in the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.