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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public Comments for 2023 Meetings

The Commission’s website will be updated as determinations are made for whether a meeting will be hybrid, virtual, or in-person with observation via YouTube. 

The preferred method for the public to provide public comment is to email the Commission. Please direct your emails as follows:

Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan​

The December 9, 2022 virtual Commission meeting​ to present the Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan will not include an opportunity for public comments. A public comment form will be available from December 9, ​2022 - February 22, 2023 at https://www.wolfengagementco.org/​.

The Commission's 2023 calendar below outlines opportunities for oral public comments on the draft Plan. For more details about wolf public comment opportunities, please review these guidelines​.


​2023 Meetings​​​​​

​Comment Deadlines

​January 17-18 - Hybrid Meeting / Colorado Springs​

January 12 - 12:00 pm MT

January 19* - In-Person with Observation via YouTube / Colorado Springs
​N/A
The January 19, 2023​ meeting on the wolf restoration and management plan will follow the Commission's in-person with observation via YouTube guidelines (see below).
January 25* - In-Person with Observation via YouTube / Gunnison
​N/A
The January 25, 2023​ meeting on the wolf restoration and management plan will follow the Commission's in-person with observation via YouTube guidelines (see below).
February 7* - In-Person with Observation via YouTube / Rifle
​February 3 - 12:00 pm MT
The February 7, 2023​ meeting on the wolf restoration and management plan will follow the Commission's in-person with observation via YouTube guidelines (see below).
​February 16* - Virtual
​February 9 - 12:00 pm MT
Complete this registration form​ to sign up for oral public comment at the February 16, 2023 meeting.​
​February 22* - In-Person with Observation via YouTube / Denver​
​February 17 - 12:00 pm MT
The February 22, 2023​ meeting on the wolf restoration and management plan will follow the Commission's in-person with observation via YouTube guidelines (see below).​
​March 15-16 - Hybrid Meeting / AuroraMarch 10 - 12:00 pm MT
​April 6* - In-Person with Observation via YouTube / Steamboat Springs​
​March 31 - 12:00 pm MT
​May 3-4 - Hybrid Meeting / Glenwood Springs
​April 28 - 12:00 pm MT
​June 22-23 - Hybrid Meeting / San Luis Valley
​June 16 - 12:00 pm MT
​July 20-21 - Hybrid Meeting / SW Colorado, TBD
​July 14​ - 12:00 pm MT
​August 24-25 - Hybrid Meeting / Steamboat Springs
​August 18​ - 12:00 pm MT
​October 5 - Virtual
​September 29 - 12:00 pm MT
​November 16-17 - Hybrid Meeting / Eastern Plains
​November 9 - 12:00 pm MT

*Meetings on the Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan


Comments for Hybrid Meetings 

If you are interested in providing oral public comment during the meeting, you are encouraged to register in advance by the date and time shown in the table above. Virtual public comments require pre-registration. Pre-registration for in-person comments is encouraged but not required. Individuals participating in-person must comply with any meeting facility health and safety guidelines.

​Hybrid Meeting Guidelines

  • Each member of the public will be limited to no more than 3 minutes for oral public comment. Members of the public may be restricted to less than 3 minutes each at the discretion of the Chair when the total time for oral public comment is limited and the number of requests exceeds the allocated time.
  • For those who sign up to provide oral public comment, you will receive an email from CPW staff with instructions for how to log into the virtual meeting or procedures for in-person comments. 
  • Public comment will be time permitting, as guided by the Chair to ensure adequate time for meeting business.
  • It is possible that not all who request time to speak will be able to as the total amount of time for public testimony will be limited in order to allow the Commission to conduct all of its scheduled business.

Speaking Order During the Hybrid Meeting

  • CPW staff will facilitate the public comment by calling on an individual by name.
  • Staff will notify each person when their time has elapsed and the Commission Chair will ask if there are any Commissioner questions. 
  • After questions have been addressed, the next person will be called.

Comments for Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meeting Guidelines

  • If you are interested in providing oral public comment during the meeting, you must register in advance by the date and time shown in the table above.
  • Each member of the public will be limited to no more than 3 minutes for oral public comment. Members of the public may be restricted to less than 3 minutes each at the discretion of the Chair when the total time for oral public comment is limited and the number of requests exceeds the allocated time.​
  • For those who sign up to provide oral public comment, you will receive an email from CPW staff with instructions for how to log into the virtual meeting.  
  • Public comment will be time permitting, as guided by the Chair to ensure adequate time for meeting business. 
  • It is possible that not all who request time to speak will be able to as the total amount of time for public testimony will be limited in order to allow the Commission to conduct all of its scheduled business.

Speaking Order During the Virtual Meeting

  • CPW staff will facilitate the public comment by calling on an individual by name and unmuting that person to speak. 
  • Staff will notify each person when their time is elapsed and the Commission Chair will ask if there are any Commissioner questions. 
  • After questions have been addressed, individuals will be put back on mute and the next person called.

Comments for In-Person with Observation via YouTube Meetings

If you are interested in providing oral public comment during the meeting, registration will be taken at the meeting venue starting 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Individuals must sign up themselves for their own spot and must comply with any meeting facility health and safety guidelines. The meeting will be streamed through CPW's YouTube channel to listen to.

In-Person Meeting Guidelines​

  • Each member of the public will be limited to no more than 3 minutes for oral public comment. Members of the public may be restricted to less than 3 minutes each at the discretion of the Chair when the total time for oral public comment is limited and the number of requests exceeds the allocated time.​
  • Public comment will be time permitting, as guided by the Chair to ensure adequate time for meeting business. 
  • It is possible that not all who request time to speak will be able to as the total amount of time for public testimony will be limited in order to allow the Commission to conduct all of its scheduled business.

Speaking Order During the In-Person Meeting

  • CPW staff will facilitate the public comment by calling on an individual by name.
  • Staff will notify each person when their time is elapsed and the Commission Chair will ask if there are any Commissioner questions. 
  • After questions have been addressed, the next person will be called.

Request to Speak About a Subject Not on the Planned Agenda​

Requests to speak about a subject not on the planned agenda for more than 3 minutes may be made by emailing a written request to the Commission (dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us) 30 or more days before the meeting. Requests to speak for 3 minutes may be submitted as part of the registration process described above.

  • Such requests must include the speaker's name, address, phone number, subject to be discussed, and amount of time needed. 
  • Each request will be answered promptly.