Colorado Outdoors Podcast
CPW is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s 960-plus wildlife species, more than 350 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs from hunting and fishing to the state’s trails program, boat registrations, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and more. All of its management is in perpetuity for the enjoyment of Coloradans and its visitors and this podcast is dedicated to telling the stories and happenings in Colorado’s great outdoors!
Podcast: Keep Colorado Wild Pass
Starting on Jan. 1, 2023, Colorado residents can get a $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass during their annual vehicle registration.
Podcast: Highline Lake State Park
An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is the recreation epicenter for the Grand Valley with two lakes, lush grass, trails and trees.
Rattlesnakes have a lot of misconceptions or folklore surrounding them and are often perceived as mysterious and are generally misunderstood.
Podcast: Turning Superfund Sites into Pristine Fisheries
Colorado Parks & Wildlife and partners work to erase a dark legacy of mining by restoring heavily polluted waters to pristine fisheries.
Podcast: Conserving Winter Range for Wildlife
Animals are moving out of higher elevations where the snow loads are deep to the winter range as part of their migration process.
Podcast: History and Insight on Eleven Mile Reservoir
Eleven Mile State Park is in South Park – an expansive high-altitude grassland region of central Colorado.
Recapping Bear Activity in Colorado in 2021
We need help from local communities to develop strategies to secure garbage and other attractants across bear habitat.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 22 – Record Year for Kokanee Spawning
Statewide, Colorado Parks and Wildlife collected an estimated 8.5 million kokanee salmon eggs this season.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 21 – Rescuing the Hayden Creek Cutthroat Trout
Colorado Parks and Wildlife to stock genetically unique cutthroat trout into remote creeks high on Pikes Peak.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 20 -Discovering Colorado’s 43rd State Park at Sweetwater Lake
Governor Polis recently announced a partnership among CPW, the U.S. Forest Service, and Eagle Valley Land Trust to create Colorado’s 43rd State Park.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 19 – Spanish Peaks Habitat Work and Forest Restoration
Besides managing wildlife, overseeing hunting and fishing and providing recreational opportunities in 42 state parks and 350 state wildlife areas, Colorado Parks and Wildlife also provides habitat for animals.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 18 – Explaining Algae & E. Coli in our Lakes and Reservoirs
In this episode of Colorado Outdoors we explain how we test for and respond to algae blooms and the presence of E. coli in our water system.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 17 – Bald Eagles of Colorado
In this episode, we discuss current population trends, habitat use, and impacts of human disturbance on bald eagles along the state’s most densely populated corridor.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 16 – The Career Of A Storyteller
Joe arrived in Colorado in the 1970s and spent an amazing career telling stories about Colorado’s outdoors and the people who protect it.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 15 – Why Not To Feed Wildlife
It is also illegal to feed big game in Colorado and there are human safety risks that come when people feed wildlife.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 14 – Hunting Colorado
In an inclusive effort to better inform hunters, we’re happy to be the first state in the nation to offer authentic online content straight from the local game warden.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 13 – CPW’s K9 Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s K9s help officers locate animals, evidence, suspects, and protect the wildlife officers of Colorado.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 12 – Boating Safety
In this episode, we talk about boating safety and responsible water recreation. We also learn more about our Marine Evidence Recovery Team.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 11 – Hunter & Angler Outreach
Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers clinics, seminars, advice, and educational outings to get you started with hunting and fishing.
Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 10 – Moose, a reintroduction success story
In this episode, we discuss moose – a reintroduction success story in the Centennial State – and what you need to know if you ever come across a moose in the Rockies.
Podcast Host: Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson, an avid hunter, fly-fisherman and rancher, is the host for Colorado Outdoors Podcast.
Johnson is the director of audio broadcasting for the University of Colorado and has been the play-by-play announcer for CU’s football and men’s basketball teams since 2004.
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