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CPW Commission to meet July 15 - 16 in a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting with limited in-person attendance in Durango
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
At its hybrid virtual/in-person meeting in Durango, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider regulations related to modifying general refund procedures, the restoration of preference points, and the Director’s disaster relief authority review the Commission’s policy on Citizen Petitions to Institute Rulemaking discuss the annual review of regulations for “Parks and Outdoor Recreation Lands” including updating swimming regulations and creating a wakeless day for boaters at Highline Lake State Park and discuss an annual review of final regulations in Chapter W-9 Wildlife Properties.

The commission will also discuss the annual review of regulations related to “Passes, Permits and Registrations,” adding regulations to clarify that defacing or tampering with a watercraft inspection and decontamination seal receipt is unlawful, raising the fee for the Federal Duck Stamp, and closing the 2021 hunting season for greater sage-grouse in Game Management Unit 10. The Commission will hear presentations on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Wildlife Management Program and the Brunot Treaty, 2021-2022 Snowmobile Program Grants Funding Recommendations, and an update from Keystone Policy Center on Wolf Restoration & Management Plan Public Outreach & Advisory Group Facilitation at its meeting on Thu., July 15 and Fri., July 16. The meeting will be streamed live on CPW’s YouTube page here.

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.

Additional agenda items include:
• Department of Agriculture update
• Department of Natural Resources update
• Financial update
• Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) update
• Awards and Presentations – Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society

A complete agenda along with all materials for public review for this meeting can be found on the CPW website at [log in for link] The public is encouraged to email written comments to the commission at Details on providing public comments for virtual meetings are available on the CPW website: [log in for link]

The commission meets regularly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation. Anyone can listen to commission meetings through the CPW website. This opportunity keeps constituents informed about the development of regulations and how the commission works with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff to manage the parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation programs administered by the agency. Find out more about the commission on the CPW website.

The next commission meeting is scheduled to take place on September 1 and 2 in Meeker.
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