Tag Archives: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Ski and Skate to be Held at Yampa River State Park

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKColorado Parks and Wildlife invites everyone to enjoy a little winter recreation at Yampa River State Park’s Ninth Annual Ski and Skate Festival. Those that show up will gather at the park’s visitors center on Highway 40, 2 miles east of Hayden, for a chance to enjoy a full day of ice skating on the park’s pond, followed by a trek on Continue reading

New Wildlife Habitat Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has obtained nearly 700 acres of wildlife habitat near the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area west of Meeker. The land was purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The addition increases the Rio Blanco state wildlife area from 390 acres to Continue reading

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

Free Use of Ice Fishing Kits Offered by Stagecoach

ice fishingAccording to Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers, a growing number of people are heading out over the state’s iced-over reservoirs and lakes each winter to try their hand at ice fishing. To help introduce aspiring ice anglers to the sport, Stagecoach State Park is offering the free rental of ice fishing kits to anyone that wants to try it. Made possible with a grant through the Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Gather Input on Strategic Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will seek public input on a strategic plan to set goals and guide the agency’s operations for the next three to five years. The agency said Monday it will hold public meetings, but the schedule hasn’t been announced. Parks and Wildlife manages state wildlife, more than 340 parks and wildlife areas Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife offer Winter Safety Class

SNOWMOBILEWith winter in full swing and snow depths beginning to rise, winter and avalanche safety is of primary importance to anyone that enjoys cold weather activities, whether skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. To help everyone stay safe this winter, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a two-part winter and Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksWinter is here and that means animals will have to search a little harder for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people that the best way to help hungry animals is to let them find their next meal on their own. A law passed in 1992 makes it illegal to feed big game animals. This includes deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain Continue reading

Byers Shooting Range Closed for Season

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shooting enthusiasts that the seasonal closure of the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs will occur January 8th, spurred by the recent snowfall and the current near zero temperatures in the area. CPW officials in Hot Sulphur Springs close the popular range each Continue reading

CPW Offers Snowmobile Safety Tips

SNOWMOBILEColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds snowmobilers to travel safely this winter and to review state regulations. Before going out to play, CPW says you should give your snowmobile a Continue reading

Tips for Winterizing Boats for Storage

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife officials remind boaters that boats can be a big investment that pays great dividends if properly maintained. They’re reminding Coloradoans to winterize boats prior to storage. Some of the suggestions they make include getting water out of the vessel before a hard freeze. Sealed water can expand Continue reading

Ice Fishing Tournament at Stagecoach

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will host the 4th Annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament next month at Stagecoach State Park. Since its inception, the fishing tournament has continued to attract hundreds of competitors. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the Oak Creek Fire Corps, a program that enables Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Looking for Camp Site Hosts

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting resident host applications for a variety of locations for the 2015 season. Resident or campground hosts are volunteers who spend part of their year camping for free in exchange for 20-30 hours of service each week. 2015 CPW resident hosts begin their duties in the spring. Continue reading