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Proposition 114, a ballot initiative directing the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to develop a plan to introduce gray wolves in Colorado west of the Continental Divide, passed on November 3, 2020. The statute directs the CPW Commission to restore and manage gray wolves in Colorado no later than December 31, 2023. 

As planning and implementation move forward, CPW is providing various ways for Coloradans to stay informed about, and involved in, the reintroduction process. 

Wolf Reintroduction Educational Sessions

Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites you to attend educational sessions to learn more about the wolf reintroduction planning process. CPW staff and invited guest speakers will present information about wolves and the wolf management plan to help educate Coloradans about the wolf reintroduction process. 

Participants must register to receive a zoom link to access these sessions, and recordings of the sessions will be made available on YouTube and posted to this page. Due to the level of interest and number of public registrants, we will not be able to take and answer live questions via chat. We encourage people with questions to submit them to wolfcomments@state.co.us.

Session 1: Wolf Management and Wolf-Prey Interactions  

A recording of Session 1 is now available on YouTube

Session Topics: Learn about what it means to have wolves on the landscape, how experts from other states approach wolf management and how wildlife experts develop management plans for other species. 

Speakers:

  • Diane Boyd (retired from Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks) will describe state management of wolves

  • Jon Horne (Idaho Fish and Game) will present on wolf-ungulate interactions




Close up image of the face of a gray wolf. Photo by Gnagel.

To help contribute to the planning and restoration of gray wolves in Colorado please consider donating to the effort


Stakeholder Advisory Group Process

Applications for membership in the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) are now closed. Applications received by the closing date of March 31, 2021 are now being reviewed. The SAG will be formed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director in consultation with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. 


School/Educator Requests

The gray wolf reintroduction process has provided a unique educational opportunity for students to learn about wildlife management and wolves. 

Educators may fill out this form to request Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff participation in school programs at least 3 weeks in advance of the requested program date. CPW Education staff will respond with our ability to support your classroom program as soon as possible.


Gray Wolf Reintroduction eNews now available

As the agency begins the planning and implementation process for reintroducing Gray Wolves to the state, we are dedicated to keeping the public informed and engaged throughout the process. 

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