Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

DNA testing confirms first wolf pack in Colorado in 70 years

DNA testing of scat samples taken near an elk carcass in Moffat County in January confirmed the samples came from wolves

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.

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Survey shows overwhelming support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado

More than 25 counties across Colorado ink resolutions opposing wolf reintroduction, even as a large majority of voters surveyed say they will vote in favor of the ballot issue in November.

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Judge rejects challenge to Colorado wildlife officials’ plan to kill black bears and mountain lions

Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., ruled that Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists can continue with plans to cull mountain lions and black bears from the Piceance and Upper Arkansas River basins

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Coloradans will decide in 2020 whether to reintroduce gray wolves in the state

The gray wolf has been successfully reintroduced to a number of U.S. states. It was eradicated in Colorado in the 1940s.

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Coyotes figured out how to survive in the city. Can urban Coloradans learn to coexist?

A recent rash of attacks on dogs in the Parker area reignited a long-running conversation about one of the most resilient predators in North America

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Wolf supporters say they gathered 200,000 signatures, enough for reintroduction question on 2020 ballot

Opponents of Colorado wolf reintroduction are preparing a public education campaign as the battle over the animals shifts into a new gear

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Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.