Last November, Colorado voters passed Proposition 114 directing Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to reintroduce the gray wolf to Colorado. Proposition 114 requires artificial reintroduction of a sustainable number of wolves on Colorado public lands west of the Continental Divide by December 2023.
As planning for the reintegration of gray wolves begins, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced the membership of two groups convened to inform and advise the implementation of Proposition 114: The Technical Working Group (TWG) and the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG).
CSU Extension to provide knowledge and resources on wolf reintroduction and conflict management
Robin Young, CSU Extension Agent in Archuleta County, was appointed to the Technical Working Group. The TWG will review and contribute expertise towards the development of conservation objectives, management strategies, and damage prevention and compensation planning.
“I’m honored to represent Extension and serve as a part of the Technical Working Group to help people manage conflict with wolves when they are reintroduced,” said Young. “As this process takes place, it’s crucial to look at all sides of the issue to make informed decisions. Extension will play a role in communities as a partner and educator, bridging divides and establishing trust.”
CPW also announced Stakeholder Advisory Group membership. The SAG will provide a range of viewpoints from diverse geographic areas of the state and propose considerations for the plans developed by the TWG.
Resources for Colorado communities
Colorado State University compiled a variety of educational resources to help Coloradans stay informed about what Proposition 114 means for their communities.
- CSU Extension: People & Predators
- Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Wolf FAQs
- Center for Collaborative Conservation: Wolves in Colorado Video Series
Learn more about CPW’s plans for wolf reintroduction and management and read the full announcement on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife site.