Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is embarking on a strategic planning process to guide CPW's efforts into the future. This new strategic plan will set a high level vision, overarching goals, and strategies for Colorado's state parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation resources. Through this process, CPW is striving to develop a strategic direction that is shared with citizens of Colorado, individuals who utilize CPW services, the Parks and Wildlife Commission and CPW's dedicated staff.
This plan will reflect what CPW hears from stakeholders, the Commission, the public and staff during the planning process as well as build upon recent planning and research efforts. In order to be successful, CPW is reaching out to people across the state and encouraging participation in this planning effort. Please take time to attend one of our meetings and/or fill out a comment form.
A report on the public and staff engagement to inform development of the draft strategic plan was presented to the Parks and Wildlife Commission in a workshop to develop draft goals on May 5 and during the regular Commission meeting on May 6.
Public will have another opportunity to comment on the draft strategic plan once it is released, which will be during the summer of 2015.
Our last public workshop was held on March 25. Many thanks to the over 350 people who participated in these workshops.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife held 11 workshops around the state to give public a chance to share their thoughts on the future of Colorado's state parks system, wildlife populations and opportunities for outdoor recreation, education and stewardship.
Colorado Springs – February 24, CPW Office, 4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs, CO
Pueblo – February 25, Lake Pueblo State Park, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Rd., Pueblo, CO
Lamar – February 26, CPW Office, 2500 S Main St., Lamar, CO
Salida – February 26, SteamPlant Event Center, 220 W Sackett Ave., Salida, CO
Denver – March 2, Bass Pro Shops, 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver, CO
Denver –March 2, REI, 1416 Platte St., Denver, CO
Ft. Collins - March 10, Ft. Collins Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave. #200, Ft. Collins, CO
Durango – March 18, Durango Public Library, 1900 E 3rd Ave., Durango, CO
Grand Junction – March 23, Clarion Inn, 755 Hoizon Dr., Grand Junction, CO
Montrose - March 24, Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO
Steamboat Springs - March 25, CPW Office, 925 Weiss Dr., Steamboat Springs, CO
On March 19th, over 2,300 people joined CPW for a statewide telephone town hall discussion on the strategic plan. All members of the public were invited to join the call to ask questions, share ideas about the planning process, and take part in live polling. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped inform the development of the CPW 2015 Strategic Plan.
Throughout this process, we will contine to provide opportunities for the public to learn more about the current state of CPW and to share their thoughts, perspectives and concerns to help inform the 2015 Strategic Plan. Please refer back to this webpage for future opportunities to be involved and progress updates.
For questions, please email us at DNR_CPW_Planning@state.co.us or call 303-869-1350.