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Policy & Planning
Policy & Planning
Policy and Planning Staff.


2017 Fact Sheet

​Conservation is at the heart of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission. 

Read more about statewide recreation and program efforts in the 2017 Fact Sheet​.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Policy and Planning Section serves Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Commission by providing expertise in the fields of policy development, public involvement, regulations, ​social science research and planning. This section works to provide the best available information to support CPW and Commission decision-making by effectively involving citizens, stakeholders and agency staff in policy and planning activities. By providing our expertise on various agency processes, from strategic planning to policy development, the Policy and Planning Section hopes to meet the needs and interests of the people​​​ who enjoy Colorado's wildlife, state parks and other outdoor recreation opportunities. ​

 Financial Sustainability

CPW employs a user-paid, user-benefited funding model.  The fish and wildlife conservation programs, as well as management of recreational lands, are primarily funded by hunters, anglers and park visitors through sales of hunting and fishing licenses, habitat stamps, and parks passes.  Although the two agencies recentl​y merged, Parks and Wildlife each retain their own budgets. 

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 Strategic Plan

​​​The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted the 20​15 CPW Strategic Plan​​ on November 19, 2015.  This Plan sets a high-level vision, overarching goals, objectives, and strategies that will guide CPW's work into the future.

2015 Strategic Plan Cover.

 Mule Deer Strategy Summit

Colorado Parks and Wildlife brought together sportsmen, landowners, outfitters, biologists, wildlife managers, other state agencies, federal agencies, loc​​al elected officials and other interested members of the public to addres​s declining mule deer populations on the West Slope.

Mule Deer Strategy Cover

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