On Nov. 3, 2020, voters in Colorado will be asked to vote on Proposition 114. If the proposition passes, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will create a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves “on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023.”
What would it mean if Proposition 114 passes?
Ballotpedia put it like this:
“The measure would require the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create and carry out a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves (Canis lupus) by the end of 2023. Wolves would be reintroduced on Colorado lands west of the continental divide. The exact location of wolf reintroductions would be determined by the commission. The commission would also manage any distribution of state funds that are made available to ‘pay fair compensation to owners of livestock for any losses of livestock caused by gray wolves.’ The measure would direct the state legislature to make appropriations to fund the reintroduction program.”
The Science of Restoring Wolves to Colorado.
Media Coverage and Public Perspectives on Wolves
The People and Predator Series at Colorado State University provides scientific information on the interactions between humans and carnivores. As part of that project, a series of comprehensive fact sheets were compiled and reviewed by biologists.
Links to those fact sheets are below. To view all of the fact sheets as one pdf, please click here.
- Dialogue and social conflict about wolves
- Ecological effects of wolves
- Moral arguments related to wolf restoration and management
- Public perspectives on wolves and wolf reintroduction
- Wolves and disease
- Wolves and human safety
- Wolves, big game and hunting
- Wolves and livestock
- Wolf economics
- Wolves in Colorado: History and status
- Wolf policy
- Wolf taxonomy and biology
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.