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Our Priorities
​​​​​​​​​A pronghorn buck in a field as the sun sets.

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 Terrestrial ConservationResource StewardshipColorado Natural Areas ProgramAquatic Conservation


Our Mission

CPW’s mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.

Guided by our conservation principles, this mission encompasses all of CPW’s work -- from managing Colorado’s 960 species of wildlife to its more than  state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, as well as management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails​, boating​ and outdoor education. ​​

The opportunities offered by Colorado’s outdoors are almost endless ​but need to be carefully managed in order to protect our natural resources both now and for future generations.​

Conservation Spotlight​​​

Alpine SpeciesTownsends Big-eared bat.​​​photo of five bighorn sheepclose up on a black footed ferretgloved hands holding small toad​​crouching lynxColombian Sharp-tailed GrouseCultural Resourcestrout Greater Sage-grouseGunnison Sage GrouseLesser Prairie-chickensmiling man holding out a fishPrairie DogCollared LizardRiver Otterelk grazing ​​a moose near a building​​​​Researchers letting turkeys out of boxes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​