Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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    Draft plan considers doubling annual bear deaths

    In response to the rising incidence of local human-bear conflicts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pursuing an updated management plan for populations in the Roaring Fork and Eagle River valleys. The public has until Nov. 10 to weigh in on two proposed alternatives.

    The first maintains the current level… read more →

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    Wolf reintroduction moves forward

    By James Steindler

    The road to reintroducing gray wolves in Colorado stretches on, circling back to Glenwood Springs, for the second time since mid-summer, for a public Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) meeting on Oct. 27.

    The SAG meetings, which occur monthly at various parts of the state, are open to… read more →

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    Commissioners to visit Aspen Glen’s eagle buffer zone

    By James Steindler

    The Garfield County Commissioners regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 20, took nearly six hours before all was said and done. The majority of the meeting was focused on a developer’s application for a Substantial Planned Unit Development (PUD) Amendment to remove an eagleread more →

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    Public informs wolf restoration policy

    By James Steindler

    Wolves are predators and so are humans. Therefore, respecting each other’s space, experts say, is key to avoiding conflict between the two. According to the International Wolf Center’s website (wolf.org), “The injuries that have occurred [to humans] were caused by a few wolves that… read more →

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    Recovery from wildfire can take a generation

    On Sunday morning, July 11, a crew of about thirty volunteers assembled at the Basalt State Wildlife Area, over 2,000-acres managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). They were organized by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) and CPW to combat invasive thistles on the Lake Christine burn scar. RFOV… read more →

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    Coalición local se dedica a proteger a los osos

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Puedes imaginar que para un oso hambriento, que sale de la hibernación o se prepara para dormir durante el invierno, las tentaciones de la civilización son difíciles de resistir. Con el aumento de la población humana en el oeste, la expansión urbanaread more →

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    Scuttlebutt - March 4, 2021

    Early STEM
    Aspen Science Center (ASC) is introducing preschoolers to science and the scientific method with their Early STEM Program. “Distance Learning Activity” kits are available to childcare providers for free! These include a bilingual instruction card and materials, introducing kids to concepts like “gravity,” “cause and effect,” and… read more →

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    Injured Wildlife 101

    A cow elk with a bar stool stuck on her head. Courtesy image.

    In December, my housemate discovered a buck in our yard with an injured leg and mangled antler.
    What do you do for injured wildlife?
    “Ideally, leave it alone and…

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    Outdoor experts agree, risk management is key

    By now we know that recreating outside positively affects one’s cognitive, mental, physical and emotional well-being; and that a few hours a week can completely change one’s mood for the better.

    So, it might not come as a shock that after this past year Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported a… read more →