The Colorado Renewables and Conservation Collaborative (CRCC) is an informal group of representatives from the renewable energy industry and the conservation community whose common purpose is to constructively and proactively address conservation concerns related to renewable energy development in Colorado.
The CRCC developed a science-based site selection and mitigation framework that describes avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation actions appropriate to a range of environmental impacts that have a nexus with wind energy development. Learn more about the CRCC and how this tool was developed...
The BMPs are science-based and address high-priority Colorado resource concerns. They are widely applicable to diverse projects in various settings in Eastern Colorado. They are also flexible enough to allow multiple approaches for conservation and mitigation actions associated with wind energy development specific to individual development projects. The BMPs must be accompanied by scientific surveys for the user to both understand unique site conditions and to successfully implement BMP measures.
The CRCC encourages the use of these BMPs by prospective wind energy developers, non-government stakeholders, landowners, and government agencies in all phases of siting wind projects.
On this page you will find a list of recommended files to download for further study and analysis. Download a zip file with the GIS shapefiles, map, and Best Management Practices for each priority resource concern you selected. You can also download any or all of the the BMPs for Colorado without the GIS shapefiles.
Click on the following links to download the zip file for each priority resource concern you selected. The zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for Colorado, a PDF of the Best Management Practices document, and a JPG of the map shown on the previous page.
The following is a list of all BMPs for Colorado. The BMPs reflect the best available science at the time of consensus approval and will be periodically updated as new consensus, science, or technology emerges. The BMPs developed by the CRCC during this collaborative process will be subject to ongoing discussion and modification and are intended to be dynamic documents.
Click on link to view the PDF. Right click on a link to download and save the file to your computer. Background information and a user guide is included in the Preamble. You may also download a zip file of the Preamble and all Colorado BMPs.