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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.
Date: 7/18/2020
CPW encourages anglers to be cautious when trout fishing concerns about warm, dry weather and low water conditions
Date: 7/16/2020
On Saturday CPW officers euthanized a bear suspected to have been involved in conflicts at the Lost Lake backcountry campground going back to 2017
Date: 7/10/2020
Blooms a result of a number of things including warmer temperatures, stagnant waters, and nutrient loading from fertilized lawns.
Date: 7/8/2020
Chatfield and Cherry Creek State Parks are currently under county fire restrictions
Date: 7/7/2020
CPW closing the area around Lost Lake to all use starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, over safety concerns with a bear in the area.
Date: 7/7/2020
Just upstream of Joe Wright Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, technicians, researchers and hatchery personnel conducted its annual spawning operation for grayling
Date: 7/6/2020
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.
Date: 7/2/2020
Boaters heading out onto Colorado waters this weekend will see additional Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers enforcing boating under the influence (BUI) laws
Date: 7/2/2020
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.
Date: 7/2/2020
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
Date: 6/30/2020
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.
Date: 6/30/2020
Big prizes beckon smallmouth bass anglers to Ridgway State Park tournament
Date: 6/30/2020
Bill provides $1 million to CPW to develop the 19,200 acres surrounding Fishers Peak near Trinidad in Colorado's next state park.
Date: 6/29/2020
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.
Date: 6/22/2020
Since late May, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated several elk and moose conflicts resulting in injuries to both people and dogs
Date: 6/18/2020
The resolution, presented to the CPW Commission by Outgoing Chairwoman Michelle Zimmerman, supported full funding of the LWCF, federal funding
Date: 6/14/2020
CPW will develop trails and infrastructure on the 19,600-acre property that features Fishers Peak near Trinidad
Date: 6/14/2020
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.
Date: 6/5/2020
Offices will limit public access to the front counter areas and only offer CPW products for sale (licenses, passes, registrations, etc.).
Date: 6/4/2020
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.
Date: 6/3/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the National Park Service are working to restore the Rio Grande cutthroat trout to its native waters.
Date: 5/27/2020
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
Date: 5/22/2020
Colorado DNR and CPW want to remind Coloradans to recreate responsibly and stay close to home
Date: 5/22/2020
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
Date: 5/21/2020
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.
Date: 5/21/2020
Camping at Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area is closed but day-use recreation for fishing and boating is open to the public.
Date: 5/20/2020
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.
Date: 5/20/2020
Big Thompson Parks are now fully reopened including the restored Forks Park, which was destroyed in the flood of 2013.
Date: 5/14/2020
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.