Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado question pitting ranchers vs. wolf advocates is heading for supermarket parking lots

Supporters will need 124,632 signatures by Dec. 13 to ask voters next year whether the predator should be reintroduced to the Western Slope. They’ll start gathering them this week.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado wildlife officials have already put down 12 bears this year. Can a new Denver Zoo exhibit help reverse the trend?

Denver Zoo’s Harmony Hill aims to teach visitors how to keep bears -- and themselves -- safe

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s booming pronghorn population is running horns-first into newly built neighborhoods

The state's 85,000 pronghorns are a wildlife management success story, but development on the prairie is conflicting with natural patterns

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

First efforts to revive populations of Colorado’s state fish seemed fruitless. Then the greenback cutthroat trout surprised everyone — again.

The species -- previously considered extinct -- is thriving in Herman Gulch, off Interstate 70, after initial stocking attempts now appear to be successful

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s recreation roadmap makes it one of the only states to fuse outdoor play, environmental protection

Colorado needs the 2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, or SCORP, to qualify for federal money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

How the Southwest’s drought has led to a record-breaking increase in invasive mussels on boats coming into Colorado

Lake Powell’s low water levels have given invasive mussels an easier way to latch onto boats and hitchhike into Colorado

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is due for a new state park, but officials hope it won’t take 27 years to develop like the last one

Emboldened by legislation that OK’d increases to fees and licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new park planning with access, funding and partnerships on its mind

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado fish are catching the brunt of continuing drought, wildfire runoff

Aquatic life has already seen its habitat diminished significantly in the throes of drought