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Public Comments for 2020 Meetings

In response to social distancing recommendations related to Covid-19, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is conducting its meetings virtually until further notice and the Commission’s public input process has been modified accordingly. The Commission’s website will be updated as determinations are made for whether a meeting will be held virtually or in person. 

The preferred method for the public to provide public comment is to email the Commission inbox (dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us).

​Upcoming Meetings

Comment Deadlines

  • ​April 30 - Virtual Meeting
  • May 6-7 - Virtual Meeting
  • June 11-12 - Virtual Meeting
  • July 16-17 - Virtual Meeting
  • September 2-3 - ​Meeker and/or Virtual
  • November 19-20 - Yuma and/or Virtual
  • April 27 - 12:00 pm MT
  • May 4 - 8:00 am MT
  • June 5 - 12:00 pm MT
  • July 13 - 12:00 pm MT
  • August 28 - 12:00 pm MT
  • November 16 - 12:00 pm MT

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How you may comment depends on which style of meeting you will be participating in:

 

Comments for Virtual Meetings

Register to Provide Oral Public Comments Live

If you are interested in providing oral public comment during the meeting, you must register in advance by the following date and time before the meeting.

  • More information regarding the public comment deadline for the September 2-3 meeting will be available soon. Please check back for details.

Virtual Meeting Guidelines

  • If you provide a written comment, you will not be called to speak at the hearing.
  • For those who sign up to provide oral public comment, you will receive an email from CPW staff with instructions for how to log into the virtual meeting. 
  • Each member of the public will be limited to 2 minutes for oral public comment. 
  • Public comment will be time permitting, as guided by the Chair to ensure adequate time for meeting business. 
  • It is possible that not all who request time to speak will be able to as the total amount of time for public testimony will be limited in order to allow the Commission to conduct all of its scheduled business.

Speaking Order During the Virtual Meeting

  • CPW staff will facilitate the public comment by calling on an individual by name and unmuting that person to speak. 
  • Staff will notify each person when their time is elapsed and the Commission Chair will ask if there are any Commissioner questions. 
  • After questions have been addressed, individuals will be put back on mute and the next person called.

Request to Speak About a Subject Not on the Planned Agenda

Requests to speak about a subject not on the planned agenda may be made by emailing a written request to the Commission (dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us) 30 or more days before the meeting. 

  • Such requests must include the speaker's name, address, phone number, subject to be discussed, and amount of time needed. 
  • Each request will be answered promptly.

Comments for In-person Meetings

Request to Speak About an Existing Agenda Item

Groups or individuals wishing to speak at a Commission meeting about a topic already on the agenda can simply sign up at the meeting. 

  • Ideally, organized groups should identify one spokesperson. 
  • Speakers should try to be as concise as possible and avoid repeating comments already made by others. 
  • The time available for each person is limited to three (3) minutes depending on the number of people who wish to speak at the meeting.

Request to Speak About a Subject Not on the Planned Agenda

Requests to speak about a subject not on the planned agenda may be made in one of two ways: A written request can be sent to the Commission 30 or more days before the meeting. 

Such requests must include the speaker's name, address, phone number, subject to be discussed, and amount of time needed. Each request will be answered promptly. 

Requests can be emailed to dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us or sent to: 

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission
c/o Commission Assistant​​
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
1313 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203

  • Brief comments also can be made at the end of regular business meetings by submitting the speaker's name and topic on the "Public Presentations" sign-up sheet provided at the meeting.
  • The Commission will not take action on these items but may schedule discussion at a later date.​