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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. 

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Representatives Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus, along with Representatives Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and Diana DeGette (C0-01), introduced H.R. 2509, the Ski Area Fee Retention Act, which would help support recreation improvements in ski areas by establishing a funding account within the U.S. Forest Service specifically dedicated to permitting.  

May 22, 2019 In The News


A new, $1.8 million fire station is in the works about five miles up West Sopris Creek Road, the culmination of an effort started more than a decade ago. The project is coming together thanks to myriad partners, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District and neighboring homeowners.

Support from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton didn’t hurt, either.

May 9, 2019 In The News

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Department of Interior is asking Congress to let it spend $10.5 million in the next fiscal year for purposes including continuing to pursue moving some agency headquarters out West, including the Bureau of Land Management's.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) cosposored a bill,  The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.). This bill offers a solution to the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfires. Other cosponsors include U.S. Reps.

April 23, 2019 Press Release

Steamboat Pilot

From April 20-28, we celebrate National Park Week, a time to share our appreciation of the 418 National Parks sites spanning across the U.S. During this week, the National Parks Service will be highlighting the importance of our national parks to our communities and nation and I am glad to take part in their efforts.

April 12, 2019 In The News

Glenwood Post Independent

The U.S. Senate confirmed Rifle native David Bernhardt as the 53rd Secretary of the Interior on Thursday.

Bernhardt has served as acting director of Interior, which oversees the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, since former Secretary Ryan Zinke’s departure in January.

April 10, 2019 In The News

Montrose Daily Press

The Colorado River drought contingency plan is just a presidential signature away from becoming reality.

March 6, 2019 In The News

Cortez Journal

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado Republicans, introduced companion bills HR 1492 and S 641, which allow for a 160-acre land donation to the archaeological-rich monument.

March 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bills H.R. 1492 and S. 641 respectively, that would further protect archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo by allowing the National Park Service to modify the boundary of the Yucca House National Monument in southwest Colorado, expanding the monument by 160 acres.