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Policy & Planning
Policy & Planning
Policy and Planning Staff.


2018 Fact Sheet

​Conservation is at the heart of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission. 

Read more about statewide recreation and program efforts in the 2018 Fact Sheet​.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Policy and Planning Section aims to reveal and meet the needs and interests of people​​​ who enjoy Colorado's wildlife, state parks, and other outdoor recreation opportunities. We provide expertise in the fields of policy development, public involvement, regulations, ​social science research, and planning. 

​We lend CPW and the Commission our expertise on various agency processes, from strategic planning to policy development. Our section involves citizens, stakeholders, and agency staff in policy and planning activities. This process provides the best available information to support CPW and Commission decision-making efforts.​

 Financial Sustainability

CPW employs a user-paid, user-benefited funding model.  Our fish and wildlife conservation programs, as well as management of recreational lands, are primarily funded by hunters, anglers and park visitors through sales of hunting and fishing licenses, habitat stamps, and parks passes. Parks and Wildlife each retain their own budgets. 

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 Strategic Plan

​​​The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted strategic plan sets a high-level vision, overarching goals, objectives, and strategies that will guide CPW's work into the future.

2015 Strategic Plan Cover.

 Mule Deer Strategy Summit

To address declining mule deer populations on the West Slope,CPW brought together sportsmen, landowners, outfitters, biologists, wildlife managers, other state agencies, federal agencies, loc​​al elected officials and other interested members of the public.

Mule Deer Strategy Cover

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