The science behind Colorado’s wolf re-introduction and why people are key to its success


Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is on track to begin releasing gray wolves in Colorado by Dec. 31, according to agency spokesperson Travis Duncan.

The timeline makes good on a mandate approved by Colorado voters in a 2021 ballot question, Proposition 114, and comes after the state’s wildlife agency entered into an agreement with Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife in October to translocate 10 wolves from that state to two areas on the Western Slope, including the Roaring Fork Valley, by year-end.


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