Colorado Parks and Wildlife has an extensive and nationally recognized research program. The various sections with descriptions are included below:
Aquatic Research Section provides a combination of field and laboratory experimentation to answer statewide fisheries management questions, improve efficiency in production and management of aquatic species, and provide centralized fisheries management functions related to data management, stream habitat improvement and brood stock development.
Avian Research Program conducts original research on the ecology and management of birds and their habitats.
Mammals Research conducts scientific-based original research that advances the profession’s and agency’s collective knowledge about wildlife species, their habitats, and their future management.
Habitat Research investigates better ways to restore and improve wildlife habitat. CPW doesn’t have a specific wildlife habitat research section. Instead, many of the research sections, as well as terrestrial and conservation biologists, are actively engaged in wildlife habitat research.
Wildlife Health Section is a group of veterinarians, researchers and technicians dedicated to diagnosing, monitoring and conducting research on diseases of free-ranging wildlife in Colorado.
Human Dimensions Research Program conducts social science research in Colorado on various issues affecting wildlife management, species conservation and human-wildlife interactions.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is committed to researching better ways to restore and improve wildlife habitat. Although CPW doesn’t have a specific wildlife habitat research section, many of the research sections, as well as terrestrial and conservation biologists, are actively engaged in wildlife habitat research.