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Date: 7/22/2021
The caucus is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5 between 6-8 p.m, hosted as a ZOOM webinar to allow for robust public participation.
Date: 7/19/2021
CPW has created a contest for mentors who take the time to pass on their knowledge, with prizes for the mentor as well as the mentee.
Date: 7/13/2021
CPW is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing after noon on sections of the Yampa River west of Hayden, and to avoid fishing after noon on the section of the Elk River that runs through Christina SWA
Date: 7/12/2021
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thu., July 15 and adjourn at 3 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Fri., July 16 and adjourn at 10:30 a.m.
Date: 7/8/2021
The Yampa River experienced water temperatures greater than 75 degrees for two consecutive days, July 6 & 7. City of Steamboat Springs to enact commercial and voluntary recreational closures for the Yampa River starting July 8, 2021
Date: 7/8/2021
Due to low flows and warm water temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing after noon on the 4-mile section of Tomichi Creek that runs through CPW’s Tomichi Creek State Wildlife Area
Date: 7/7/2021
CPW is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing on the Colorado River between Kremmling and Rifle.
Date: 6/30/2021
Three-day enforcement operation is timed closely to the July 4th holiday each year to educate boaters on the dangers of boating under the influence and reduce the number of accidents on our waterways.
Date: 6/25/2021
The reservoir at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Stagecoach State Park will remain open to all watercraft as fire managers with the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Blue use aircraft to draw water from the reservoir to put out the Muddy Slide Fire south of the park on Sat., June 26.
Date: 5/25/2021
Closure begins May 25 and effects 0.6-mile stretch of the Yampa River between the dam at Stagecoach State Park downstream to the lowermost park boundary.
Date: 5/18/2021
Public land agencies along Colorado’s Front Range remind visitors to “know before you go,” plan ahead and remember several essential responsible recreation guidelines over Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer.
Date: 5/10/2021
Free warm water fishing clinic on Saturday, May 15, at Buckingham Lake in Loveland. This clinic will focus on teaching family groups
Date: 5/4/2021
Investigative efforts by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to assess damages to aquatic life on the North St. Vrain Creek following last week’s tanker spill of gasoline into the river are ongoing.
Date: 4/30/2021
Established in 2015, the awareness initiative aimed to educate anglers everywhere about the importance of proper soft plastic lure disposal and recycling.
Date: 4/30/2021
The goal of the tournament is to maintain adequate kokanee fry survival by limiting predation from lake trout and, in turn, to maintain quality kokanee fishing opportunities.
Date: 4/29/2021
Wildlife and environmental protection agencies say they are investigating the scope of damage following a semi tanker crash Tuesday that caused 500 to 1,000 gallons of fuel to leak.
Date: 4/28/2021
Commission to meet May 5 - 6 in a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting with limited in-person attendance in Grand Junction. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wed., May 5 & will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Thu., May 6
Date: 4/22/2021
Efforts to drain Mack Mesa began earlier this month. It will be emptied until all fish in it can be caught. The pike will be eliminated while the other species will be transferred to nearby Highline Lake.
Date: 4/19/2021
Due to very low water levels, boat ramps and break water buoys can not be set and thus only hand-launched vessels will be allowed on the reservoir until further notice.
Date: 4/12/2021
About 600 golden trout have been stocked into two high-elevation, backcountry lakes, in the park with the hopes that they’ll grow to catchable size in a few years.
Date: 4/9/2021
This March, CPW collected approximately 130 million eggs
Date: 4/7/2021
The myColorado app gives Colorado residents the ability to create an electronic version of their Colorado driver’s license on their smartphone as proof of identity within the state. Now, resident anglers can use it to show they have a valid fishing license as well.
Date: 4/5/2021
The west side of Satanka Bay is closed to motorized boats (limited to paddlecrafts only), while the east side and the remainder of Horsetooth Reservoir remains open to motorized boats.
Date: 3/31/2021
Pair to hire 33 weeks of conservation service corps to repair trails impacted by wildfire damage and increased visitation in areas that are open to motorized recreation.
Date: 3/25/2021
All ice activities including ice fishing will be prohibited starting on March 29, no boating will be allowed on North Michigan Reservoir in 2021 due to dam repairs.
Date: 3/25/2021
The fishway was designed to allow passage around a diversion structure in the river for multiple species of fish.
Date: 3/23/2021
Commission voted to add the Colorado SWA Pass as an option to access these areas for those who are unable or unwilling to purchase a hunting or fishing license.
Date: 3/23/2021
All final regulations approved at the March 17 - 18 virtual meeting will go into effect on May 1, 2021 unless otherwise noted.
Date: 3/22/2021
Governor Polis signed bill SB21-112 that appropriates $20 million of the state general fund for capital improvements for increased access at certain state parks
Date: 3/16/2021
Colorado lakes, reservoirs are free of invasive mussels but more boats found with mussel infestations in 2020
Date: 3/12/2021
It is very likely that the storm will create significant impacts to travel and a high likelihood that some CPW offices and state parks may need to be closed at times until the storm passes.
Date: 3/4/2021
Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "Betta Buddy Marimo Balls,” a product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores in Colorado.
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.
Operation Game Thief
Call to report illegal fishing/hunting:
1-877-265-6648
(1-877-COLO-OGT)
or:
Email CPW