Tag Archives: wildlife

Free Park Entry Black Friday

If Black Friday shopping is not your thing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a cheaper, less stressful option for black Friday. CPW is giving away free admission to all State Parks Black Friday as part of the Fresh Air Friday program, which started last year. The CPW Director says this is an Continue reading

Time To Prep Snowmobiles

Snow in the forecast today is a good reminder that now is the time to prepare your snowmobile for winter. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising all snowmobilers to make preparations to their machines and safety equipment, and to get their annual snowmobile registration before heading into the backcountry. You should give your snowmobile Continue reading

Free Park Entry For Veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans to celebrate Veterans Day this Saturday. All veterans and active-duty military, including Reserve and National Guard members, can gain free entry, along with all the other people in their vehicle, to any of Continue reading

Bull Moose Found Shot Dead Near Meeker

A bull moose was found dead, shot and abandoned last month near Rio Blanco County Road 115, east of Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for assistance from the public to find out how it got there.  CPW believes the moose Continue reading

Wildlife On The Move

As this is the time of the year when wildlife begins to move down from the high country, in an effort to get closer to food and water sources, their travel will take them across roadways, increasing the likelihood of vehicle and animal collisions. A majority of Continue reading

Help Protect Bats In Colorado

This week is National Bat Week.  The intent of National Bat Week is to inspire Americans to help protect bats. Colorado is home to 18 species of bats. Colorado Parks and Wildlife monitors bat populations statewide as part of a nationwide effort to detect bat population changes from threats like White-nose Syndrome. White Nose Syndrome is caused by a fungus and is responsible for large scale Continue reading

CPW Releases App For Colorado Anglers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched CPW Fishing, the agency’s official mobile fishing app. The app is designed for anglers seeking information on new fishing locations or needing to check for updated regulations while on the water. CPW Fishing allows anglers to explore the state’s waters, Continue reading

Meeker Woman Appointed To CPW Commission

Marie Haskett of Meeker has been appointed to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper. Haskett will serve as a commission representative for sportsmen and outfitters west of the Continental Divide. Haskett is the owner and operator of JML Outfitters which was voted the 2016 Outfitter Continue reading

Be Aware Of Bears, Leave Young Wildlife Alone

Wildlife can be very active in the late summer, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to be aware and cautious when in bear habitat, and to leave young wildlife alone. Every year people bring in young wildlife to CPW that they believe have been abandoned which is unfortunately the worst thing that can be done. Mothers will often Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss CPW’s Budget Problems

A meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon in Steamboat to discuss future funding for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW is currently experiencing a significant budget shortfall that officials say may affect the agencies ability to manage Colorado’s 41 state parks. To help find potential solutions to the budget issue, CPW is looking for the public to Continue reading

Repairs To Swinging Bridge Delayed Until 2018

The time frame for repairs to start on the Swinging Bridge has been extended until next year. Repairs were scheduled to start this summer, but bids for the project came in higher than expected, so that start time has been delayed. Work is now expected to start in the spring. The project was expected to Continue reading

Denver Considered As Location For BLM

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke reportedly plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington D.C. to the western United States, an idea first proposed by Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. According to reports, along with the BLM office, Zinke is also considering moving the US Fish and Wildlife Continue reading