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The Parks and Wildlife Commission is seeking public feedback on the Draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan.

Those seeking to weigh in can use their online form to submit comments by Feb. 22, or attend a public hearing. For more information about the full schedule of public hearings and how to comment in person or live during a meeting in your area,  follow this link .

Comments about the Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan and related planning process should be submitted through

All public feedback will be shared with the Commission to help inform their final decisions about how to introduce and manage wolves in Colorado.

Earlier this month, Senator John Hickenlooper secured an updated wolf reintroduction policy. Hickenlooper announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) honored his request for a special Endangered Species Act designation for gray wolves in Colorado. This rule would allow land owners, agriculture producers, and state land managers more flexibility to properly manage wolves, protecting livestock and domestic animals.

“This updated designation will help our farmers and ranchers as the state continues to improve our wolf management efforts,” said Hickenlooper.

In 2021, the senator sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and USFWS Principal Deputy Director Martha Williams requesting a Section 10 designation to improve state and stakeholder management capabilities. ”

Featured image: A watchful gray wolf. After being hunted out last century, the gray wolf is being reintroduced to Colorado. Image courtesy of