Gray Wolf Listing Status
On Feb. 10, 2022, the U.S. District Court vacated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s (USFWS) 2020 rule delisting gray wolves across the lower 48 states. The ruling returns management authority of gray wolves in Colorado to USFWS. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will continue its planning efforts to meet the deadlines directed by state statute to restore and manage gray wolves in Colorado no later than Dec. 31, 2023. The reintroduction planning will now require a close partnership with our USFWS partners and our management plans will be subject to federal approval.