Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. CPW issues hunting and fishing licenses, conducts research to improve wildlife management activities, protects high priority wildlife habitat through acquisitions and partnerships, provides technical assistance to private and other public landowners concerning wildlife and habitat management and develops programs to understand, protect and recover threatened and endangered species.
CPW also administers the state's trail program and registers boats, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and river outfitters. Parks and Wildlife employees and their partners work together to provide ongoing and outstanding customer service through recreational programs, amenities, and services. Regulations are established by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) remains a leader in natural resource management and outdoor recreation. Read more.
In order to achieve more efficient and effective services, CPW and DNR have taken several steps since the merger. Read more.
Trail use is the number one recreational activity in Colorado. Read more.
CPW has a long-standing history of supporting and promoting shooting sports. Read more.
CPW offers outdoor recreationists a variety of locations to access the outdoors. Read more.
Fishing and hunting have a total combined economic effect in Colorado of more than $2.8 billion. Read more.
Management options for reducing human-bear conflicts and background information that can help inform legislation or local ordinances. Read more.