The Field Operations Section manages the Multiple Use Program, under which the Colorado Division of Wildlife leases over 500,000 acres of trust land for wildlife-related recreation.
It is also responsible for the management of programs that provide assistance, incentives
and/or cost-share to lessees to address conservation needs on State Trust Lands. These
programs include: the Enhancement Fund of the SLB-DOW Public Access Program, which distributes approximately $180,000/year for property improvements; the Land and Water Management Fund, a $75,000 annual cost-share fund for improvements and activities that maintain or increase the long-term value of state trust land; the Noxious Weed Fund, a $150,000 annual cost-share fund to address noxious weed issues that impact state trust lands, and the Stewardship Incentives Program, a constitutionally mandated effort to provide rewards and incentives to state trust land lessees exhibiting above average levels of land stewardship.