Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report

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The Wolf Restoration and Management Plan Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report summarizes the input to Colorado Parks and Wildlife received during public engagement activities conducted in the summer of 2021.

Read the full Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report here.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Keystone Policy Center engaged more than 3,400 participants through 47 meetings and an online comment form in the summer of 2021. The meetings included 16 in-person public open houses throughout the state, 17 in-person Western Colorado geographic focus groups, 10 virtual interest-based focus groups, two in-person Tribal consultations, and two virtual town halls.

The Public Engagement Report captures the diverse public perspectives toward wolf restoration and management which often reflect the differing value sets concerning management of public lands and wildlife, particularly predators. Those differences are reflected on topics such as maximum population thresholds; legal hunting of wolves; lethal management of conflict wolves; management strategies related to public lands; the decision by voters to restore wolves to the state; and representation in decision processes on wolf restoration and management.

The report also offers potential principles for common ground, including the desire to incorporate science and diverse ecological, social, and economic interests; provide an adaptive management model; proactively prevent conflict and fairly compensate for livestock losses; offer educational resources; value engagement and partnerships; and build sustainable capacity and funding.

Engagement content and questions detailed in the report are structured around four major planning topics: Wolf Restoration, Wolf Management, Livestock Interactions, and Engagement, Education, and Outreach.

The report will be presented to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. Public input along with feedback from stakeholder and technical advisory groups are provided on an ongoing basis to CPW and the Commission for consideration in the development of a draft Wolf Restoration and Management Plan. The draft plan will be provided to the public for further comment prior to the presentation of a proposed final plan for review and approval by the Parks and Wildlife Commission.


The Wolf Restoration and Management Plan Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report summarizes the input to Colorado Parks and Wildlife received during public engagement activities conducted in the summer of 2021.

Read the full Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report here.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Keystone Policy Center engaged more than 3,400 participants through 47 meetings and an online comment form in the summer of 2021. The meetings included 16 in-person public open houses throughout the state, 17 in-person Western Colorado geographic focus groups, 10 virtual interest-based focus groups, two in-person Tribal consultations, and two virtual town halls.

The Public Engagement Report captures the diverse public perspectives toward wolf restoration and management which often reflect the differing value sets concerning management of public lands and wildlife, particularly predators. Those differences are reflected on topics such as maximum population thresholds; legal hunting of wolves; lethal management of conflict wolves; management strategies related to public lands; the decision by voters to restore wolves to the state; and representation in decision processes on wolf restoration and management.

The report also offers potential principles for common ground, including the desire to incorporate science and diverse ecological, social, and economic interests; provide an adaptive management model; proactively prevent conflict and fairly compensate for livestock losses; offer educational resources; value engagement and partnerships; and build sustainable capacity and funding.

Engagement content and questions detailed in the report are structured around four major planning topics: Wolf Restoration, Wolf Management, Livestock Interactions, and Engagement, Education, and Outreach.

The report will be presented to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. Public input along with feedback from stakeholder and technical advisory groups are provided on an ongoing basis to CPW and the Commission for consideration in the development of a draft Wolf Restoration and Management Plan. The draft plan will be provided to the public for further comment prior to the presentation of a proposed final plan for review and approval by the Parks and Wildlife Commission.


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