DENVER – Out of consideration for the large number of people in the northeast region who have been impacted by the recent and ongoing flood events, the Path Forward meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, Sept. 17 is being cancelled. Staff will reschedule for a later date in the coming weeks.
As noted in the previous press release, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking comments and questions about the merged agency. The agency merger occurred in 2011. Similar meetings have been held across the state with a goal of gathering a wide spectrum of input from a variety of groups and stakeholders.
The purpose of the meeting is to help Parks and Wildlife officials develop a five-year plan for the agency as directed by the Colorado State Legislature. The plan, known as the "Path Forward" is being developed on a foundation of several other planning efforts that the agency has underway to address everything from big game management to parks and trails. The process is also drawing heavily on the strategic plans that the former Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks had in place. The "Path Forward" will set long-term strategic direction and budget priorities for the agency.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is working closely with agency staff to develop the plan which is scheduled for completion by Dec. 31.
Please stay tuned for information our rescheduled meeting.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more, please visit cpw.state.co.us.
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