Date: 02/13/2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM



Wolves in Colorado: The Colorado Plan

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In 2020, Colorado voters passed Proposition 114 directing Colorado Parks and Wildlife to restore and manage gray wolves in Colorado no later than December 31, 2023. The Draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan is now complete and open for public comment through February 22, 2023. What compromises needed to be made to create a plan that would achieve the wolf-restoration objectives of the voter-approved law while also minimizing conflict between livestock and wolves? What was the process for bringing wolf advocates and those opposed to wolf introduction together to create a path forward on such a conflict-rich topic?  

Join us for a special epilogue to our Wolves in Colorado: Science & Stories series on Monday, February 13 at 12 p.m. MT, when an expert panel will provide an overview of the plan, explore the difficult issues the Stakeholder Advisory Group navigated, where and how compromises were made, and why certain compromises were worth making to achieve a draft plan. Speakers include Reid DeWalt, Assistant Director for Aquatic, Terrestrial and Natural Resources at Colorado Parks & Wildlife; Renee Deal, Stakeholder Advisory Group member, and fourth-generation rancher in Somerset, Colorado; and Stakeholder Advisory Group member Bob Chastain, President and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; with co-moderators John Sanderson, Executive Director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University; and Kristan Uhlenbrock, Director of the Institute of Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

This free public webinar is presented by the Institute for Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Conservation. All previous episodes are available on our our YouTube channel.