Elk NetworkColorado Plans for Wolves, RMEF Weighs In on Process

General | January 22, 2021

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently provided Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff with direction in creating a plan to forcibly introduce wolves into Colorado. CPW plans to create both a technical working group and a stakeholder working group to assist with the process.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation signed on to a letter with 15 other sportsmen or conservation groups to the CPW Commission that included these main points:

  • Make the process inclusive and comprehensive but not rushed
  • Science should lead the process, not activism
  • Funding must come from the Colorado legislature or other sources and not the Wildlife Cash Fund
  • Include clear and direct openness to manage wolves

RMEF strongly opposed the ballot initiative that passed by less than two percent among the 3.1 million votes cast.

Go here to read a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.