Summer 2021 Public Opportunities

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Update 11/8:  The Keystone Policy Center has released the Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report, summarizing the input to CPW received during public engagement activities conducted in the summer of 2021.


Public engagement opportunities will continue to be offered throughout the planning process. All Coloradoans and the public at large will be able to provide comments online and/or in-person. Visit the Advisory Groups page for information about upcoming public comment opportunities, or use the general comment form noted above.

In July-August 2021, ‘open house’ public listening sessions were held throughout Colorado. Open houses provided the opportunity for the public to inform the wolf restoration and management planning process by sharing ideas and questions.

The public was also able to provide input on open house topics through an online Summer 2021 comment form and offered verbal comments through a virtual town hall. For more information about the online open houses, informational videos and posters, and the Summer 2021 comment form, click here. The Summer 2021 comment form closed 9/3/2021.

Information about the dates, locations, and/or other details of the open houses as well as invitational Western Colorado focus groups, interest-based focus groups, and Tribal consultations are posted below.

These meetings, focus groups, and online comment opportunities comprised the first phase of public involvement in the gray wolf restoration and management planning process.

Virtual Town Halls

Virtual town halls were offered August 17 and August 26, each beginning at 5 p.m. and each running for up to three hours, depending on the number of pre-registered commenters.

The virtual town halls were conducted live via Zoom and were facilitated by Keystone staff, with CPW staff also present to listen to comments. Comments were limited to 3 minutes per person.

Wolf Restoration Public Open House Meeting Schedule


Steamboat Springs

Monday, July 12th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Steamboat Springs Community Center

1605 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


Alamosa

Tuesday, August 3rd, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Alamosa Co Ice Rink

2242 Old Sanford Rd, Alamosa, CO 81101


Glenwood Springs

Tuesday, July 13th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

CMC's Morgridge Commons

815 Cooper Ave, 2nd Floor, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


Colorado Springs

Wednesday, August 4th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Durango

Monday, July 19th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Fort Lewis College, Student Union Ballroom

1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301


Trinidad

Thursday, August 5th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Las Animas County Fairgrounds, Expo Center

2000 N. Linden Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082


Montrose

Wednesday, July 21st, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave, Montrose, CO 81401


Denver

Tuesday, August 10th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver Office

6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

Gunnison

Thursday, July 22nd, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Western Colorado University,

University Center Ballroom, Gunnison, CO 81230


Fort Collins

Wednesday, August 11th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

CSU Lory Student Center

1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521


Craig

Monday, July 26th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Moffat County High School

900 Finley Ln, Craig, CO 81625


Sterling

Thursday, August 12th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Northeastern Junior College - Hays Center Ballroom

100 College Ave, Sterling, CO 80751


Grand Junction

Wednesday, July 28th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Mesa County Fairgrounds, Community Building

2785 US HWY 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503

La Junta

Thursday, August 19, 5:00-8:00PM

Otero Junior College Student Center

2001 San Juan Ave., La Junta, Colorado


Boulder

Monday, August 2nd, 6:00 – 9:00PM

(due to scheduling)

The Avalon Ballroom

6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO 80303

Eagle

Tuesday, August 24, 5:00-8:00PM

The Brush Creek Pavilion

0909 Capitol Street, Eagle CO 81631



Wolf Restoration Geographic Focus Groups: Locations (Invite Only)


BasaltBayfieldCortezCraig
EagleGrand JunctionGunnisonHotchkiss
KeystoneKremmlingMeekerMontrose
NorwoodParachuteSalidaSteamboat Springs
Walden



Wolf Restoration Interest-Based Focus Groups: Locations (Invite Only)


Agriculture/LivestockEducationEnvironment (non-wolf specific)
Equity/Diversity/InclusionOutdoor RecreationOutfitters
SportspeopleTribal & IndigenousWolf Advocacy


Tribal Consultations


Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Consultation, Towaoc

Southern Ute Tribal Consultation, Ignacio


FAQs

  • In July-August 2021, ‘open house’ public listening sessions will be held throughout Colorado. A virtual town hall and online comment form will also be available so that all Coloradans and the public at large can provide input to help inform the plan.
  • See above for the schedule of events.

  • Open houses provide the opportunity for the public to inform the wolf restoration and management planning process by sharing ideas and questions.
  • Open houses are listening sessions; the emphasis is on hearing YOUR ideas and questions.
  • This is just the beginning of the planning process. The open houses are intended to help scope the issues and hear public input.
  • The open house will provide basic background information, but there are not yet details on what the plan will say. We want to hear from YOU before decisions are made.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with Keystone facilitators and CPW staff, but they will not be able to tell you what will be in the plan because this has not been decided yet.

  • There will be 14 in-person open house in regions throughout the state. See above for the schedule.
  • Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house in the region in which they reside.
  • All open houses will follow the same format including stations to visit and share ideas, so it’s not necessary to attend more than one.

  • Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated, but not required.
  • Click here to pre-register.

  • Open houses will be held from 5-8pm.
  • You can arrive at any time – there is no formal presentation nor strict schedule.
  • If possible, please plan to spend about an hour at the event.
  • If there is high demand, there may be a slight wait to enter the open house. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

  • Each open house will have stations that you can visit at your own pace to provide feedback on key topics for the plan. Stations will include basic background information and prompting questions to encourage you to share your ideas and questions on that topic.
  • You will have the chance to interact informally with Keystone and CPW staff, to share your ideas and questions. We are early in the process so staff will likely not be able to answer all your questions, but we want to hear them! Staff will encourage you to write down your questions and ideas so that they can be considered in the plan.
  • Thanks in advance for understanding that this is a scoping phase to help inform the plan. We are ALL learning about wolves and thinking about the plan together.
  • Please bring your smartphone, if you have one, as that is one option for learning information and providing feedback.
  • You may choose to provide written feedback online or by paper survey at the open house, or you can visit the open house and then complete the online survey later.

Open House participant guidelines

  • Be respectful of different points of view; no personal attacks.
  • Strive to be solution-oriented.
  • Share the floor - offer comments and allow time for others. If the open house is busy when you arrive, please have patience as you and other attendees interact with staff.
  • This open house is to gather input on the Wolf Restoration & Management Plan. It is not a relitigation of Proposition 114.
  • This meeting is about sharing ideas, not showcasing numbers.
  • Speak to interests, not positions - help us understand your ideas, suggestions, values, questions and concerns.
  • Staff are here to listen, foster conversation, and answer questions where possible. We are early in the process; staff will not be able to answer all of your questions but will be glad to hear them, nor can they tell you what will be in the plan.
  • Come prepared to write down your own thoughts (either online at or after the open house, and/or on paper during the open house).
  • Sign in upon arrival to help us know who is attending.
  • Stay connected: The open houses are just one part of the Summer 2021 public engagement efforts, and just one point in the planning process. You may want to sign up for the Gray Wolf Reintroduction eNews to get the latest updates.

  • If you cannot attend an open house, that’s ok! We are also collecting input online.
  • You can provide feedback through the online Summer 2021 comment form that will be live July-August (specific survey dates will be announced soon).
  • The online Summer 2021 comment form will ask the same questions that are asked at the open house.
  • Background information provided at the open house will also be available online.
  • There will also be a virtual town hall during which you can make a brief comment. Check back soon for more information.

  • Both the online Summer 2021 comment form and the in-person open house are meant to provide you an opportunity to share your ideas and questions.
  • You might prefer to attend in person to interact with other people, or to take the survey at home at a time that is convenient for you.
  • In both cases, the same background information will be provided to help prompt your thinking.
  • In both cases, it will be up to you to write down your input – whether through the online Summer 2021 comment form (during the open house or outside of it) or on paper (in person only). Staff at the open houses will be listening to your ideas and taking some notes, but writing down your own thoughts will be the best way to capture the details of your thinking. Writing your thoughts online will help us make sure we can clearly read everything you have to say!

  • A series of invitational geographic focus groups in Western Colorado (17) and online, interest-based focus groups (approximately 10) will also be conducted in July-August 2021.
  • Focus groups are by invitation only and are complementary to the public open houses and the online Summer 2021 comment form. They are kept small in size to allow an additional opportunity for staff to explore ideas and suggestions.

Update 11/8:  The Keystone Policy Center has released the Summer 2021 Public Engagement Report, summarizing the input to CPW received during public engagement activities conducted in the summer of 2021.


Public engagement opportunities will continue to be offered throughout the planning process. All Coloradoans and the public at large will be able to provide comments online and/or in-person. Visit the Advisory Groups page for information about upcoming public comment opportunities, or use the general comment form noted above.

In July-August 2021, ‘open house’ public listening sessions were held throughout Colorado. Open houses provided the opportunity for the public to inform the wolf restoration and management planning process by sharing ideas and questions.

The public was also able to provide input on open house topics through an online Summer 2021 comment form and offered verbal comments through a virtual town hall. For more information about the online open houses, informational videos and posters, and the Summer 2021 comment form, click here. The Summer 2021 comment form closed 9/3/2021.

Information about the dates, locations, and/or other details of the open houses as well as invitational Western Colorado focus groups, interest-based focus groups, and Tribal consultations are posted below.

These meetings, focus groups, and online comment opportunities comprised the first phase of public involvement in the gray wolf restoration and management planning process.

Virtual Town Halls

Virtual town halls were offered August 17 and August 26, each beginning at 5 p.m. and each running for up to three hours, depending on the number of pre-registered commenters.

The virtual town halls were conducted live via Zoom and were facilitated by Keystone staff, with CPW staff also present to listen to comments. Comments were limited to 3 minutes per person.

Wolf Restoration Public Open House Meeting Schedule


Steamboat Springs

Monday, July 12th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Steamboat Springs Community Center

1605 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


Alamosa

Tuesday, August 3rd, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Alamosa Co Ice Rink

2242 Old Sanford Rd, Alamosa, CO 81101


Glenwood Springs

Tuesday, July 13th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

CMC's Morgridge Commons

815 Cooper Ave, 2nd Floor, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


Colorado Springs

Wednesday, August 4th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Durango

Monday, July 19th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Fort Lewis College, Student Union Ballroom

1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301


Trinidad

Thursday, August 5th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Las Animas County Fairgrounds, Expo Center

2000 N. Linden Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082


Montrose

Wednesday, July 21st, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave, Montrose, CO 81401


Denver

Tuesday, August 10th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver Office

6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

Gunnison

Thursday, July 22nd, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Western Colorado University,

University Center Ballroom, Gunnison, CO 81230


Fort Collins

Wednesday, August 11th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

CSU Lory Student Center

1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521


Craig

Monday, July 26th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Moffat County High School

900 Finley Ln, Craig, CO 81625


Sterling

Thursday, August 12th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Northeastern Junior College - Hays Center Ballroom

100 College Ave, Sterling, CO 80751


Grand Junction

Wednesday, July 28th, 5:00 – 8:00PM

Mesa County Fairgrounds, Community Building

2785 US HWY 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503

La Junta

Thursday, August 19, 5:00-8:00PM

Otero Junior College Student Center

2001 San Juan Ave., La Junta, Colorado


Boulder

Monday, August 2nd, 6:00 – 9:00PM

(due to scheduling)

The Avalon Ballroom

6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO 80303

Eagle

Tuesday, August 24, 5:00-8:00PM

The Brush Creek Pavilion

0909 Capitol Street, Eagle CO 81631



Wolf Restoration Geographic Focus Groups: Locations (Invite Only)


BasaltBayfieldCortezCraig
EagleGrand JunctionGunnisonHotchkiss
KeystoneKremmlingMeekerMontrose
NorwoodParachuteSalidaSteamboat Springs
Walden



Wolf Restoration Interest-Based Focus Groups: Locations (Invite Only)


Agriculture/LivestockEducationEnvironment (non-wolf specific)
Equity/Diversity/InclusionOutdoor RecreationOutfitters
SportspeopleTribal & IndigenousWolf Advocacy


Tribal Consultations


Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Consultation, Towaoc

Southern Ute Tribal Consultation, Ignacio


FAQs

  • In July-August 2021, ‘open house’ public listening sessions will be held throughout Colorado. A virtual town hall and online comment form will also be available so that all Coloradans and the public at large can provide input to help inform the plan.
  • See above for the schedule of events.

  • Open houses provide the opportunity for the public to inform the wolf restoration and management planning process by sharing ideas and questions.
  • Open houses are listening sessions; the emphasis is on hearing YOUR ideas and questions.
  • This is just the beginning of the planning process. The open houses are intended to help scope the issues and hear public input.
  • The open house will provide basic background information, but there are not yet details on what the plan will say. We want to hear from YOU before decisions are made.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with Keystone facilitators and CPW staff, but they will not be able to tell you what will be in the plan because this has not been decided yet.

  • There will be 14 in-person open house in regions throughout the state. See above for the schedule.
  • Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house in the region in which they reside.
  • All open houses will follow the same format including stations to visit and share ideas, so it’s not necessary to attend more than one.

  • Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated, but not required.
  • Click here to pre-register.

  • Open houses will be held from 5-8pm.
  • You can arrive at any time – there is no formal presentation nor strict schedule.
  • If possible, please plan to spend about an hour at the event.
  • If there is high demand, there may be a slight wait to enter the open house. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

  • Each open house will have stations that you can visit at your own pace to provide feedback on key topics for the plan. Stations will include basic background information and prompting questions to encourage you to share your ideas and questions on that topic.
  • You will have the chance to interact informally with Keystone and CPW staff, to share your ideas and questions. We are early in the process so staff will likely not be able to answer all your questions, but we want to hear them! Staff will encourage you to write down your questions and ideas so that they can be considered in the plan.
  • Thanks in advance for understanding that this is a scoping phase to help inform the plan. We are ALL learning about wolves and thinking about the plan together.
  • Please bring your smartphone, if you have one, as that is one option for learning information and providing feedback.
  • You may choose to provide written feedback online or by paper survey at the open house, or you can visit the open house and then complete the online survey later.

Open House participant guidelines

  • Be respectful of different points of view; no personal attacks.
  • Strive to be solution-oriented.
  • Share the floor - offer comments and allow time for others. If the open house is busy when you arrive, please have patience as you and other attendees interact with staff.
  • This open house is to gather input on the Wolf Restoration & Management Plan. It is not a relitigation of Proposition 114.
  • This meeting is about sharing ideas, not showcasing numbers.
  • Speak to interests, not positions - help us understand your ideas, suggestions, values, questions and concerns.
  • Staff are here to listen, foster conversation, and answer questions where possible. We are early in the process; staff will not be able to answer all of your questions but will be glad to hear them, nor can they tell you what will be in the plan.
  • Come prepared to write down your own thoughts (either online at or after the open house, and/or on paper during the open house).
  • Sign in upon arrival to help us know who is attending.
  • Stay connected: The open houses are just one part of the Summer 2021 public engagement efforts, and just one point in the planning process. You may want to sign up for the Gray Wolf Reintroduction eNews to get the latest updates.

  • If you cannot attend an open house, that’s ok! We are also collecting input online.
  • You can provide feedback through the online Summer 2021 comment form that will be live July-August (specific survey dates will be announced soon).
  • The online Summer 2021 comment form will ask the same questions that are asked at the open house.
  • Background information provided at the open house will also be available online.
  • There will also be a virtual town hall during which you can make a brief comment. Check back soon for more information.

  • Both the online Summer 2021 comment form and the in-person open house are meant to provide you an opportunity to share your ideas and questions.
  • You might prefer to attend in person to interact with other people, or to take the survey at home at a time that is convenient for you.
  • In both cases, the same background information will be provided to help prompt your thinking.
  • In both cases, it will be up to you to write down your input – whether through the online Summer 2021 comment form (during the open house or outside of it) or on paper (in person only). Staff at the open houses will be listening to your ideas and taking some notes, but writing down your own thoughts will be the best way to capture the details of your thinking. Writing your thoughts online will help us make sure we can clearly read everything you have to say!

  • A series of invitational geographic focus groups in Western Colorado (17) and online, interest-based focus groups (approximately 10) will also be conducted in July-August 2021.
  • Focus groups are by invitation only and are complementary to the public open houses and the online Summer 2021 comment form. They are kept small in size to allow an additional opportunity for staff to explore ideas and suggestions.
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