Sportsmen’s Roundtable meeting schedule for July 18 in southwest Colorado
DURANGO, Colo. -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southwest Region invites hunters and anglers to give their ideas and voice their opinions about wildlife issues at a Sportsmen's Roundtable meeting which will be held by video teleconference, 6-8 p.m. p.m., Wednesday, July 18.
Anyone interested can go to one of the local wildlife offices in the Southwest Region to participate. Office locations are: Gunnison, 300 W. New York Ave. Monte Vista, 0722 S Road 1 East Montrose, 2300 S. Townsend Ave. (U. S. Highway 550) Durango, 415 Turner Drive in Bodo Park.
The meeting is part of the ongoing statewide "Sportsmen's Roundtable" process set up by CPW to assure that hunters, anglers and everyone who cares about wildlife can provide input and discuss issues with leaders of the agency.
Sportsmen’s Roundtable representatives will be at the meeting, along with Patt Dorsey, southwest regional manager. Also attending will be local CPW wildlife managers and biologists. Updates will be provided on statewide and regional issues facing the agency. Specific items for this meeting will include: Chronic Wasting Disease, effects of the drought and fire on fisheries and terrestrial wildlife, and update on the “Future Generations” legislation passed by the legislature in January.
CPW staff wants to hear from participants regarding big game hunting, fishing and other wildlife-related issues.
"We know people are very busy, but we want to hear what's on the minds of hunters and anglers," Dorsey said. "The input we receive in the field is valuable and important. Wildlife conservation and management are vastly enhanced with an involved constituency."
Southwest Region representatives on the statewide roundtable group include Kevin Alexander of Gunnison, and Bob Cox of Cedaredge. The statewide committee is composed of 24 people from throughout Colorado.
For more information, call Joe Lewandowski at 970-375-6708 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.