Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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A massive ranch in Trinidad is officially Colorado’s newest state park thanks to innovative partnerships

Fishers Peak is set to become 42nd state park with promise of outdoor recreation, conservation and economic development

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Could Colorado see the return of grizzlies, wolves and wild bison? Here’s how Montanans coexist with them.

Up north, grizzlies are roaming in places they haven’t been in decades and there are enough wolves that hunters are allowed to shoot five apiece

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A fungus threatens survival of the only toads that live high in the Rocky Mountains

Biologists devised a treatment they hope will save the boreal toad, but first they must catch the tiny creatures to determine if their plan will work

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Could a massive southern Colorado ranch become a state park? It’s an idea just “crazy” enough to work.

The City of Trinidad, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are fine-tuning a plan to turn the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch into a new economic engine.

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Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado’s high country

We have some ideas where to find the humdinger of a flower show, from the Eastern Plains on west. But please don't call it a "super bloom. "

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These cutthroat trout survived in only one Colorado creek, until it was choked out by wildfire ash

Now their offspring are getting a fresh start after hitching a ride in saddlebags up a mountain stream

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Colorado water cops will be on the lookout for drunken boaters over Fourth of July weekend

Sun exposure, dehydration, “vacation brain” can turn a couple of drinks into a costly BUI, Colorado park rangers warn

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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.