With more than 9,000 miles of rivers, 2,000 natural lakes and streams, it’s as if Mother Nature had fishing in mind when she created Colorado.
Conservation is at the heart of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission. And no other scientific principle is more responsible for creating Colorado’s enormous abundance of fish, wildlife and its world-class outdoor recreation.
Colorado boasts one of the most diverse and abundant wildlife populations in North America. Home to an astonishing 960 wildlife species.
Established in April of 1897, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has conserved and protected Colorado’s fish, wildlife and public lands for 120 years.
In an effort to reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions and protect big-game animals, CDOT, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and local residents and governments joined forces to develop a series of wildlife crossings on Highway 9 in Grand County.
Next time you catch a walleye at a Colorado state park, thank an aquatic biologist for putting that fish there in the first place.
Are bear populations increasing or decreasing? Are bear behaviors shifting in response to increased human food sources? How does urbanization influence bear movements, behaviors and population trends?
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