When the section was established in 1961, researchers set a proud tradition of conducting quality research to provide reliable and current information for wildlife management and conservation that we continue to this day. Our research focuses on Colorado’s wild mammals and their habitats in a constantly changing and increasingly human-dominated landscape. This research helps to ensure that functional ecosystems continue to exist to benefit current and future citizens of Colorado and the nation.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's researchers have set out to evaluate how human recreation may be influencing Colorado's elk populations and created a film titled "Emblems of the West" to help tell that story.
Find out more about CPW's elk research.