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Date: 1/26/2021
CPW has removed Green Mountain Reservoir from the positive waters list for quagga mussels
Date: 1/19/2021
The 2nd Annual Blue Mesa Reservoir Lake Trout Tournament at Blue Mesa Reservoir with $10,000 in prize money kicks off on Feb. 1. The tournament is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Date: 1/17/2021
The caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26 between 6-8 p.m. It will be hosted as a ZOOM webinar with registration required for those who wish to participate and ask questions.
Date: 1/13/2021
Part 1: Important lessons learned from last summer’s catastrophic wildfires and their impact on big game, fish and forests
Date: 1/13/2021
Part 2: Important lessons learned from last summer’s catastrophic wildfires and their impact on big game, fish and forests
Date: 12/30/2020
$1 high-use fee will be added to the cost of daily vehicle passes at Lake Pueblo, Golden Gate Canyon, Staunton, Castlewood Canyon, Roxborough and Highline state parks.
Date: 12/22/2020
Aquatic biologists and researchers at Colorado Parks and Wildlife have launched an intensive review of data on Bear Creek after a routine survey revealed a troubling decline in greenback cutthroat trout populations.
Date: 12/14/2020
After negative tests in the Colorado fish hatchery system for 18 years, in 2015 four state hatcheries, one federal hatchery, and a wild broodstock lake tested positive for BKD
Date: 12/10/2020
St. Vrain State Park opened its trail connection going underneath I-25 and linking up with its Pelican Trail
Date: 12/9/2020
Story from Park Manager Darcy Mount about trapping crayfish at 11-Mile
Date: 12/1/2020
You don’t need to travel to an office to register your recreational vehicle. Just pull up the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website and get it done from the comfort of your home.
Date: 11/25/2020
On Nov. 27, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to offer free entry to all 42 Colorado state parks on Fresh Air Friday.
Date: 11/24/2020
Signed contract for a 10-year lease renewal that will allow CPW to continue to manage Boedecker Reservoir as a State Wildlife Area.
Date: 11/12/2020
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 19 and adjourn at 5 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 20 and adjourn at noon
Date: 11/10/2020
Veterans, active-duty military admitted free state park entry on Veterans Day
Date: 11/8/2020
New podcast and video discusses wildfire impacts on wildlife
Date: 11/6/2020
The emergency public fish salvage was initiated due to a combination of low water levels, high temperatures and low oxygen levels in the reservoir.
Date: 10/30/2020
Demand for accessible outdoor spaces remains high in the state, and CPW invites Coloradans to share their ideas for properties or partnerships that may become the next Colorado state park.
Date: 10/24/2020
CDOT still urges travelers to only travel the area if they need to. CDOT is strongly encouraging people NOT to be on the road unless necessary. All forest areas accessible from CO 14 are closed now due to the fire danger.
Date: 10/23/2020
Advisement for avoiding travel is due to ongoing wildfire and wintery weather forecast
Date: 10/23/2020
Due to the Cameron Peak Fire and nearby evacuation orders, please note the following:
Date: 10/20/2020
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2020)
Date: 10/19/2020
Due to the Cameron Peak Fire and nearby evacuation orders, please note the following:
Date: 10/14/2020
Now that public access is restricted for safety precautions and anglers will no longer be able to fish the ponds,
Date: 10/14/2020
The water level has dropped to a point that will not allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide docks and breakwaters at the ramps.
Date: 10/8/2020
Irrigation demands have decreased since the salvage was initiated and the reservoir has received water following recent storms. Anglers are expected to revert to fishing under the normal regulations.
Date: 10/1/2020
The U.S. House of Representatives passed without objection America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, a historic package of bills to benefit fish and wildlife conservation throughout the nation. With the U.S. Senate unanimously passing the ACE Act on September 16, it now moves to President Trump who can sign it into law.
Date: 9/25/2020
National Hunting and Fishing day coincides with National Public Lands Day each year. On Sept. 26, entrance to all National Parks is free of charge, but Colorado State Parks admission will still require an annual or daily parks pass.
Date: 9/25/2020
WYoming G&F's Sam Hochhalter explains understanding how to legally access Wyoming’s streams is important.
Date: 9/21/2020
Sportspersons from across Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Northeast Region are invited to a virtual caucus meeting with Regional Manager Mark Leslie and staff to hear updates from CPW on hunting and angling topics within the region.
Date: 9/18/2020
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.
Date: 9/17/2020
“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)
Date: 9/12/2020
All skin-to-water contact should be avoided for humans and pets. Fishing is still allowed.
Date: 9/4/2020
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.
Date: 9/4/2020
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.
Date: 9/4/2020
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.
Date: 9/1/2020
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.
Date: 8/26/2020
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.
Date: 8/26/2020
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
Date: 8/24/2020
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
Date: 8/21/2020
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.
Date: 8/19/2020
A first phase of the wetlands restoration project is set to begin this fall at Jackson Lake
Date: 8/17/2020
Because of the low flows and warm water temperatures on some southwest Colorado rivers, anglers are being asked to stop fishing activity at noon
Date: 8/17/2020
No proposed changes to the existing regulations will be moved forward to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission at this time.
Date: 8/13/2020
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.
Date: 8/11/2020
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
Date: 8/5/2020
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.
Date: 8/4/2020
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
Date: 7/27/2020
CPW offers free entry to 41 state parks on Monday, August 3
Date: 7/24/2020
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.
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