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Update 8/26: The SAG and TWG have held their final meetings of the planning process and will release final reports in the coming months. Please visit this page and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission page for updates about the Colorado gray wolf reintroduction and management planning process.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has convened a Technical Working Group (TWG) and a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) to serve as advisory bodies to the agency as the Commission and CPW staff develop the plan to restore and manage gray wolves in Colorado no later than December 31, 2023.

Technical Working Group: The TWG will contribute expertise towards the development of conservation objectives, management strategies, and damage prevention and compensation planning. Information about the TWG members is available at the CPW website. Summaries of TWG meetings will be posted to this website.

Stakeholder Advisory Group: The SAG will provide a range of viewpoints from diverse geographic areas of the state and propose considerations for the plans developed by the TWG. Information about the SAG members is available at the CPW website. Summaries of SAG meetings will be posted to this website.

To support openness and transparency, all meetings of the SAG shall be open to public observation in person. Public comment opportunities will be offered at SAG meetings. CPW shall determine when opportunities for public comment will be offered, and in what format. Information about meetings and public comment opportunities will be provided publicly in advance via this website.

Tribal Consultations: In addition to the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Technical Working Group, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Keystone Policy Center have been engaged in ongoing Tribal consultations with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the two Tribes with sovereign lands within Colorado’s borders. Engagement of additional Tribes and Indigenous populations currently and/or historically present in Colorado has also occurred through focus groups and updates to relevant audiences.

SAG Meetings

Date(s)

Location

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Summary

June 25

Salida

June 2021 Agenda

June 2021 Meeting Summary

July 27

Craig

July 2021 Agenda

July 2021 Meeting Summary

August 25

Salida

August 2021 Agenda

August 2021 Meeting Summary

September 22

Grand Junction

September 2021 Agenda

September 2021 Meeting Summary

October 27

Glenwood Springs

October 2021 Agenda

October 2021 Meeting Summary

November 15

Colorado Springs

November 2021 Agenda

November 2021 Meeting Summary

December 14-15: Joint meeting with TWG and SAG.

Denver

December 2021 Agenda

December 2021 Meeting Summary

January 26-27VirtualJanuary 2022 AgendaJanuary 2022 Meeting Summary
February 23-24Glenwood SpringsFebruary 2022 AgendaFebruary 2022 Meeting Summary
March 23-24MontroseMarch 2022 AgendaMarch 2022 Meeting Summary
April 27-28MeekerApril 2022 AgendaApril 2022 Meeting Summary
May 25-26Woodland ParkMay 2022 AgendaMay 2022 Summary
June 22-23DenverJune 2022 AgendaJune 2022 Meeting Summary
July 27-28DurangoJuly 2022 AgendaJuly 2022 Meeting Summary
August 24-25Glenwood SpringsAugust 2022 AgendaAugust 2022 Meeting Summary


TWG Meetings

Date(s)

Location

Meeting Summary

June 15

Virtual

June 2021 Meeting Summary

July 20

Virtual

July 2021 Meeting Summary

August 18

Virtual

August 2021 Meeting Summary

September 15

Virtual

September 2021 Meeting Summary

October 20

Virtual

October 2021 Meeting Summary

November 17

Virtual

November 2021 Meeting Summary

December 14-15: Joint meeting with TWG and SAG.

Denver

December 2021 Meeting Summary

January 19VirtualJanuary 2022 Meeting Summary
February 16VirtualFebruary 2022 Meeting Summary
March 11VirtualMarch 2022 Meeting Summary
April 14VirtualApril 2022 Meeting Summary
June 15VirtualJune 2022 Meeting Summary
July 20
VirtualJuly 2022 Meeting Summary
August 17VirtualAugust 2022 Meeting Summary



Public Participation & Comment Guidelines: Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) Meetings

Public Participation Guidelines

  • Meetings of the SAG are open to in-person public observation.
  • No virtual attendance option is available for in-person SAG meetings.
  • Summaries of SAG meetings will be posted to the gray wolf restoration public engagement website, wolfengagementco.org.
  • Disruptive observers, protestors, or commenters may be removed at the discretion of CPW and Keystone staff. Members of the public should not approach the table during the meeting except when called upon during the public comment period.
  • Notice 6/15: Audio and/or video recording or livestreaming of Stakeholder Advisory Group proceedings is prohibited. Click here for more information.

Public Comment Guidelines

  • Comment substance
    • Public comments should be offered as related to the purpose and current agenda topics of the Stakeholder Advisory Group.
    • Public comments should be relevant to the development of the Wolf Restoration & Management Plan and should not be a relitigation of Proposition 114.
    • Speakers should try to be as concise as possible and avoid repeating comments already made by others.
    • Be respectful of different points of view; no personal attacks.
    • There will not be follow up questions or discussion by SAG members on individual public comments during the public comment session.
  • Time and sequence
    • Public comment will occur only during the designated time on the agenda.
    • Elected officials will be limited to five (5) minutes and will speak first.
    • Public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker and speaking order
    • Public comment may require pre registration; please check back at this page for information on specific meetings.
    • Commenters must sign up themselves for their own spot.
    • It is possible that not all who request time to speak will be able to as the total amount of time for public comment will be limited to the time set on the agenda.
    • Ideally, organized groups should identify one spokesperson for public comment.
  • Additional public comment opportunities
    • Visit wolfengagementco.org and consider signing up for CPW’s Gray Wolf Reintroduction eNews to get the latest updates on the planning process and public engagement opportunities.
    • Written comments can also be submitted online.
    • Public comment guidelines may be updated for future meetings.

Update 8/26: The SAG and TWG have held their final meetings of the planning process and will release final reports in the coming months. Please visit this page and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission page for updates about the Colorado gray wolf reintroduction and management planning process.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has convened a Technical Working Group (TWG) and a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) to serve as advisory bodies to the agency as the Commission and CPW staff develop the plan to restore and manage gray wolves in Colorado no later than December 31, 2023.

Technical Working Group: The TWG will contribute expertise towards the development of conservation objectives, management strategies, and damage prevention and compensation planning. Information about the TWG members is available at the CPW website. Summaries of TWG meetings will be posted to this website.

Stakeholder Advisory Group: The SAG will provide a range of viewpoints from diverse geographic areas of the state and propose considerations for the plans developed by the TWG. Information about the SAG members is available at the CPW website. Summaries of SAG meetings will be posted to this website.

To support openness and transparency, all meetings of the SAG shall be open to public observation in person. Public comment opportunities will be offered at SAG meetings. CPW shall determine when opportunities for public comment will be offered, and in what format. Information about meetings and public comment opportunities will be provided publicly in advance via this website.

Tribal Consultations: In addition to the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Technical Working Group, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Keystone Policy Center have been engaged in ongoing Tribal consultations with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the two Tribes with sovereign lands within Colorado’s borders. Engagement of additional Tribes and Indigenous populations currently and/or historically present in Colorado has also occurred through focus groups and updates to relevant audiences.

SAG Meetings

Date(s)

Location

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Summary

June 25

Salida

June 2021 Agenda

June 2021 Meeting Summary

July 27

Craig

July 2021 Agenda

July 2021 Meeting Summary

August 25

Salida

August 2021 Agenda

August 2021 Meeting Summary

September 22

Grand Junction

September 2021 Agenda

September 2021 Meeting Summary

October 27

Glenwood Springs

October 2021 Agenda

October 2021 Meeting Summary

November 15

Colorado Springs

November 2021 Agenda

November 2021 Meeting Summary

December 14-15: Joint meeting with TWG and SAG.

Denver

December 2021 Agenda

December 2021 Meeting Summary

January 26-27VirtualJanuary 2022 AgendaJanuary 2022 Meeting Summary
February 23-24Glenwood SpringsFebruary 2022 AgendaFebruary 2022 Meeting Summary
March 23-24MontroseMarch 2022 AgendaMarch 2022 Meeting Summary
April 27-28MeekerApril 2022 AgendaApril 2022 Meeting Summary
May 25-26Woodland ParkMay 2022 AgendaMay 2022 Summary
June 22-23DenverJune 2022 AgendaJune 2022 Meeting Summary
July 27-28DurangoJuly 2022 AgendaJuly 2022 Meeting Summary
August 24-25Glenwood SpringsAugust 2022 AgendaAugust 2022 Meeting Summary


TWG Meetings

Date(s)

Location

Meeting Summary

June 15

Virtual

June 2021 Meeting Summary

July 20

Virtual

July 2021 Meeting Summary

August 18

Virtual

August 2021 Meeting Summary

September 15

Virtual

September 2021 Meeting Summary

October 20

Virtual

October 2021 Meeting Summary

November 17

Virtual

November 2021 Meeting Summary

December 14-15: Joint meeting with TWG and SAG.

Denver

December 2021 Meeting Summary

January 19VirtualJanuary 2022 Meeting Summary
February 16VirtualFebruary 2022 Meeting Summary
March 11VirtualMarch 2022 Meeting Summary
April 14VirtualApril 2022 Meeting Summary
June 15VirtualJune 2022 Meeting Summary
July 20
VirtualJuly 2022 Meeting Summary
August 17VirtualAugust 2022 Meeting Summary



Public Participation & Comment Guidelines: Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) Meetings

Public Participation Guidelines

  • Meetings of the SAG are open to in-person public observation.
  • No virtual attendance option is available for in-person SAG meetings.
  • Summaries of SAG meetings will be posted to the gray wolf restoration public engagement website, wolfengagementco.org.
  • Disruptive observers, protestors, or commenters may be removed at the discretion of CPW and Keystone staff. Members of the public should not approach the table during the meeting except when called upon during the public comment period.
  • Notice 6/15: Audio and/or video recording or livestreaming of Stakeholder Advisory Group proceedings is prohibited. Click here for more information.

Public Comment Guidelines

  • Comment substance
    • Public comments should be offered as related to the purpose and current agenda topics of the Stakeholder Advisory Group.
    • Public comments should be relevant to the development of the Wolf Restoration & Management Plan and should not be a relitigation of Proposition 114.
    • Speakers should try to be as concise as possible and avoid repeating comments already made by others.
    • Be respectful of different points of view; no personal attacks.
    • There will not be follow up questions or discussion by SAG members on individual public comments during the public comment session.
  • Time and sequence
    • Public comment will occur only during the designated time on the agenda.
    • Elected officials will be limited to five (5) minutes and will speak first.
    • Public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker and speaking order
    • Public comment may require pre registration; please check back at this page for information on specific meetings.
    • Commenters must sign up themselves for their own spot.
    • It is possible that not all who request time to speak will be able to as the total amount of time for public comment will be limited to the time set on the agenda.
    • Ideally, organized groups should identify one spokesperson for public comment.
  • Additional public comment opportunities
    • Visit wolfengagementco.org and consider signing up for CPW’s Gray Wolf Reintroduction eNews to get the latest updates on the planning process and public engagement opportunities.
    • Written comments can also be submitted online.
    • Public comment guidelines may be updated for future meetings.
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