CPW is stocking its alpine lakes in the northern half of the state, which there are 330 selected to receive roughly 380,000 trout dropped from the sky this year.
“The ACE Act would be a massive win for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country,” said Mike Leonard, vice president of Government Affairs at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA)
All skin-to-water contact should be avoided for humans and pets. Fishing is still allowed.
Due to a combination of extremely low water levels, high water temperatures and a previous algae bloom, a major loss of fish is probable. CPW enacted the public fish salvage in order to optimize use of the fishery resource.
Due to elevated levels of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) growth, the park is prohibiting the activities of paddleboarding, swimming and wading in the water. Dogs are also prohibited from entering the reservoir.
The Bureau of Reclamation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife urge the public to always practice safety precautions when working or recreating in or around bodies of water.
The closure comes due to low water levels that have eliminated access to trailer-launched boats. It has exposed many water hazards that have made for unsafe boating conditions and the ramp is now unsuitable for use.
Located near the intersection of W. O Street and N. 35th Avenue northwest of Greeley, the city will be draining the pond to complete emergency repairs to its intake pump.
Commission will discuss the annual review of regulations related to parks and outdoor recreation lands, as well as passes, permits and registrations. The meeting will be streamed live on CPW’s YouTube page
Due to high irrigation demand created by severe drought, the water level in Jumbo Reservoir is expected to decline to a point that will likely result in a loss of the entire fishery resource
The body of a Larimer County Department of Natural Resources ranger was pulled from Horsetooth Reservoir early Friday morning after an hours-long overnight search.
A first phase of the wetlands restoration project is set to begin this fall at Jackson Lake
Because of the low flows and warm water temperatures on some southwest Colorado rivers, anglers are being asked to stop fishing activity at noon
No proposed changes to the existing regulations will be moved forward to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission at this time.
Public Access Program would be increasing in 2020 by 206,520 acres, providing even more seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities on Colorado trust land across the state.
10 staffers and 40 volunteers from Colorado Trout Unlimited each hiked between 12-15 greenback cutthroat trout in backpacks into a Poudre River tributary stream
Wednesday morning rescue crews recovered the body of an 18-year-old male victim that drowned Friday, July 31, while swimming at Chatfield State Park.
On August 4th, the President signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which previously passed both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support. The most significant national conservation legislation passed in a generation, the GAOA permanently secures funding for public lands and outdoor recreation under the Land and Water Conservation Fund
CPW offers free entry to 41 state parks on Monday, August 3
This historic legislation will help direct funds to maintenance projects in Colorado to conserve public lands, waterways and wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy.
CPW encourages anglers to be cautious when trout fishing concerns about warm, dry weather and low water conditions
On Saturday CPW officers euthanized a bear suspected to have been involved in conflicts at the Lost Lake backcountry campground going back to 2017
Blooms a result of a number of things including warmer temperatures, stagnant waters, and nutrient loading from fertilized lawns.
Chatfield and Cherry Creek State Parks are currently under county fire restrictions
CPW closing the area around Lost Lake to all use starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, over safety concerns with a bear in the area.
Just upstream of Joe Wright Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, technicians, researchers and hatchery personnel conducted its annual spawning operation for grayling
Discussion of proposed changes to statewide fishing regulations will top the agenda when Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts its Northeast Angler Meeting, July 15, using a public Zoom online webinar platform.
Boaters heading out onto Colorado waters this weekend will see additional Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers enforcing boating under the influence (BUI) laws
Since early March, many of us have adapted to life in the “new normal” as each day brings updated developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 30, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials were met with a blizzard and 34-degree temperatures at Zimmerman Lake while conducting its greenback cutthroat trout spawning operation
Funding recipients include projects in the San Luis Valley, on the Yampa and Crystal rivers, and in the northern Front Range in Denver and Mead.
Big prizes beckon smallmouth bass anglers to Ridgway State Park tournament
Bill provides $1 million to CPW to develop the 19,200 acres surrounding Fishers Peak near Trinidad in Colorado's next state park.
Requires all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by CPW. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020.
Since late May, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated several elk and moose conflicts resulting in injuries to both people and dogs
The resolution, presented to the CPW Commission by Outgoing Chairwoman Michelle Zimmerman, supported full funding of the LWCF, federal funding
CPW will develop trails and infrastructure on the 19,600-acre property that features Fishers Peak near Trinidad
Two swimmers in the water had fallen off an innertube.When the individuals fell off the innertube, they began to drift away from it in the strong winds.
Offices will limit public access to the front counter areas and only offer CPW products for sale (licenses, passes, registrations, etc.).
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 and adjourn at 5 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 12 and adjourn at 11 a.m.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the National Park Service are working to restore the Rio Grande cutthroat trout to its native waters.
By Darcy Mount
Eleven Mile State Park Manager
A crowded boat ramp, with lots of people waiting to load, is not the time to teach a novice how to back into a lake
Colorado DNR and CPW want to remind Coloradans to recreate responsibly and stay close to home
Fish hold a unique genetic marker goes back nearly 150 years, biologists in Durango have spawned a new lineage from trout rescued from a remote stream during the 416 Fire in 2018
CPW reminds all state park visitors that designated swim and beach areas remain closed at Colorado’s state parks to protect public health due to COVID-19.
Camping at Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area is closed but day-use recreation for fishing and boating is open to the public.
Due June 15, The East Slope Angler Representative must (1) be a Colorado Resident and (2) purchase a fishing license on a regular basis in Colorado.
Big Thompson Parks are now fully reopened including the restored Forks Park, which was destroyed in the flood of 2013.
There have been concerns expressed about warm-water fish populations in Colorado after CPW’s annual walleye spawn was aborted due to the need for social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 virus.
The acquisition is especially significant as Coloradans prepare to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on Saturday, May 16.