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Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Opinion: Colorado passed Proposition 114 to restore wolves

So, let's actually restore them. Here’s a plan to do it

Opinion Columns

Drought and irrigation demands will drain two Eastern Plains reservoirs, killing fisheries and the local economy

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has issued emergency fish salvages at Queens and Jumbo reservoirs, which will run dry this summer. Local communities are bracing for the loss of anglers.

Outdoors

Why the Forest Service did not take all the water rights when it acquired Sweetwater Lake, Colorado’s newest state park

Garfield County commissioners remain sour about the Sweetwater Lake deal and question why all the water rights didn't transfer to U.S. Forest Service

Outdoors

Conservation groups offer alternate plan for Colorado wolf reintroduction that limits killing after livestock losses

The intent of voters who OK’d wolf reintroduction is being “lost or undermined” by Colorado Parks and Wildlife planning process, advocacy organizations say

Outdoors

Inside the boots-in-the-water effort to preserve and restore Colorado’s iconic greenback cutthroat trout

In the only waterway where the state fish is known to reproduce naturally, aquatic biologists set up a mobile lab to strengthen the species’ genetics

Environment

Opinion: While we’re at it, we also should re-introduce wolverines to Colorado

The alpine ecosystem would benefit from the restoration of a beneficial predator, alongside wolves

Opinion Columns

Wolf attacks continue on North Park cows as rancher fights for compensation and hazing methods fail

Walden rancher Don Gittleson says he’s lost three calves to wolves this spring. He’s tried wild burros, fox lights, flags and cracker shells.

Environment

Plan to shutter buildings surrounding Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake has locals wondering if it was better off in private hands

Sweetwater Lake is becoming a state park under a deal reached with the U.S. Forest Service. But the Sweetwater Lake Resort may become collateral in the process.

Outdoors

Invasive mussels haven’t been found in Colorado’s lakes and reservoirs. Wildlife officials are battling to keep it that way.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife inspectors target zebra and quagga mussels at dozens of sites across the state

Outdoors

What 3 million little kokanee salmon can tell us about Colorado’s drought

The celebratory release of kokanee salmon from Roaring Judy hatchery ensures that the fish so popular with anglers continue to propagate – even in drought-ravaged waters

Environment

New wolf attack in North Park puts cattle ranchers back on edge as reintroduction looms

The rancher will be reimbursed for the loss of the pregnant cow. Meanwhile, six protective burros were delivered to a nearby ranch that lost three cows to wolves earlier this winter.

Environment

Colorado parks are full and getting fuller. How will the state decide who gets in, and who gets hurt?

Lake Pueblo hosted 3.4 million last year. Jeffco Open Space estimated 7 million users in 2021. That’s right. 7 million. But efforts to control crowds raise questions of equity and access.

Outdoors

Coloradans will now automatically be charged $29 for a state parks pass when they register their cars

By including the $29 Keep Colorado Wild parks pass with every vehicle registration, Colorado Parks and Wildlife could see additional revenue for search and rescue, avalanche education and more staff to help manage record traffic at 43 state parks.

Outdoors

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is dusting off a plan to reintroduce wolverines

The last confirmed wolverine in Colorado was in 2009. State wildlife officials hope to review a decade-old plan to bring the rare, roaming carnivores back to the state.

Outdoors

Eldorado Canyon may become Colorado’s first state park with timed entry

Parks & Wildlife Commission decides this week on an online ticketing system on summer weekends to handle visitorship that shot to 540,000 last year. Other state parks are under serious strain.

Outdoors

Opinion: It’s not ranchers or wolves. It’s ranchers AND wolves

Wolves can co-exist with people in Colorado, but it will take a collaborative approach

Opinion Columns

Colorado wolf pup darted and collared to help wildlife managers better understand pack’s behavior

The pack of eight wolves known to be moving across ranches near Walden are blamed for livestock losses and the death of working dogs.

News

Carman: Face it Colorado, no matter how wolves are reintroduced, there will be blood

Restoring wolves to Colorado will be more complicated — and a whole lot more expensive — than anybody anticipated back in 2020.

Opinion Columns

Ranchers in some states can shoot wolves that attack their livestock. But not in Colorado.

Attacks on cattle and dogs by wolves that migrated into northwest Colorado from Wyoming have stoked a rancher-wolf controversy sooner than expected.

Outdoors

An attempt to ban mountain lion hunting in Colorado thrills animal activists, troubles hunters

As hunters flood lawmakers with emails protesting the proposed ban on mountain lion hunting, Sen. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, pulled her name from the measure, Senate Bill 31

Outdoors
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