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On Thursday, January 19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife held the first of five meetings to collect feedback from the public on the Draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan. A recording of the meeting can be viewed on CPW’s YouTube channel here.

The meeting began with an introduction of the plan, followed by updates from CPW staff in response to Commissioner questions leading into Stakeholder Advisory Group and public comment. All 27 members of the public who signed up to speak in Colorado Springs had three minutes to address the CPW Commission. 

Members of the public who aren’t able to attend in person are encouraged to comment on the plan online. The draft Plan is posted on CPW’s Wolves - Stay Informed page. A form for public comment is posted at engagecpw.org and will remain open through Feb. 22, 2023.

Four more meetings will be held to acquire information from the public to be considered in developing the Plan. Agendas for these meetings can be found online. The hearing dates, tentative times and locations are listed below:

Jan. 25, 2023 – Gunnison - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Feb. 7, 2023 – Rifle - 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Feb. 16, 2023 – Virtual via Zoom - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 22, 2023 – Denver - 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All the hearings will provide time for Commissioner questions and discussion. Visit the CPW website for information on participating in these meetings

April 6, 2023 – Final Draft Plan and Regulations (Step 1 of 2), Steamboat Springs, Times TBD

CPW staff will present the final draft Plan and associated regulations (Step 1 of 2). In-person public comment will be taken in a similar manner to the hearings and online comments may be made through engagecpw.org. The meeting will be streamed to YouTube to listen to live or by recording.

May 3 - 4, 2023 – Final Plan and Regulations (Step 2 of 2) Approval, Glenwood Springs - Times TBD

Commissioners will vote on approval of the final Plan and associated wolf regulations.

Visit CPW’s Stay Informed page and sign up for the Wolf Reintroduction eNews to stay up to date with CPW’s Wolf Restoration efforts.

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