Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife
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The sign in front of the Fort Collins office.
Agency overview
Headquarters1313 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado
Agency executive
  • Dan Prenzlow, Director
Parent agency Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Website http://cpw.state.co.us/

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the state parks system and the wildlife of the U.S. State of Colorado. The division currently manages the 41 state parks [1] and 307 wildlife areas of Colorado.

Contents

The Colorado Natural Areas Program has 93 designated sites that in total protect more than 250 endangered, rare, or threatened species. [2]

History

Currently there are forty-one State Parks open to the public. The most recent, Staunton, opened in 2013. Lone Mesa and Fishers Peak will open in the coming years.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is a layman's group of eleven members who are appointed by the Governor with legislative approval. The Board is charged with representing various geographic regions of the state while providing oversight and setting agency policy in a democratic way to assure the agency is responsive to the citizens of Colorado. This board meets every other month to review and set policy.

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References

  1. "Your Guide to Colorado's 41 State Parks, 2017 online edition" (PDF). Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. "Colorado Natural Areas Program". Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved November 16, 2016.