The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is continuing to seek public feedback on the Draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan.
Use this CPW online form to submit comments by Feb. 22, or attend a public hearing (including a February 16 virtual meeting) to present your feedback in person.
All public feedback will be shared with the Commission to help inform their final decisions about how to introduce and manage wolves in Colorado. Colorado residents approved the reintroduction of wolves to Colorado in a 2020 ballot initiative.
Featured image: a gray wolf on alert. Photo courtesy of U.S Fish and Wildlife.
If they’re going to live in Colorado, these wolfs need to get a job, just like the rest of us. No freeloaders!
I am 100% against the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado. As an avid hunter, I believe wolves will cause a significant reduction on the Elk, Deer and Pronghorn populations. This in turn would decrease the number of licenses issued each year to hunt these species. In turn, this will decrease the revenue the CPW receives to protect and manage the herds as well as drive up the cost to purchase a license making Hunting in Colorado too expensive for residents and non residents.
Estimates for managing the reintroduction are over $5.7 between 2023 and 2029. This expense will further diminish CPW’s ability to support our parks and wildlife management.
In addition, we are already seeing the impact of wolves on livestock. The compensation ranchers receive does not offset the impact to future revenue there animals would generate.
Reintroduction would be detrimental to Colorado. I’m tired of the front range dictating what happens in the rest of the state. Hear our voice please!
I think it’s a great idea to reintroduce wolves into Colorado. If they don’t want them in Northern Colorado I think they should be introduced in the southern part of the state.