Colorado State of the Fish Meetings

March 12, 2013 By: Erin Block

Helping to make the public part of fisheries management decisions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding two meetings in the coming weeks in Grand and Summit Counties. “In addition to science and biology, we rely on the public’s input for our wildlife management decisions and strategies,” says Jon Ewert, aquatic biologist. “We want to make decisions the public will support.”

Read more in the press release below.


SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants input and comments for fish management options in various, local waters and will hold two “State of the Fish” meetings to allow members of the public to ask questions and provide suggestions about the management of these fisheries.

The first meeting will occur in Granby, Wednesday evening, March 13 at 6:30, at the Granby library, followed by a meeting Monday evening in Silverthorne, March 18 at 6:30 in the Silverthorne library.

“In addition to science and biology, we rely on the public’s input for our wildlife management decisions and strategies,” said Jon Ewert, aquatic Biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Hot Sulphur Springs. “We want to make decisions the public will support, so we encourage everyone to come out and tell us what they think.”

Ewert says the meeting will function as a “data workshop” which he describes as being effective in encouraging discussion and interaction between the agency and sportsmen.

“Anglers will have the opportunity to call out a body of water and then I will provide data, stocking records and future plans about that fishery, followed by an open discussion,” said Ewert.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public that fishing licenses go on sale March 13 and are valid for one year – April 1 through March 31 of the following year.

Licenses can be purchased at any CPW office, license agent, by phone or online. To purchase a license online, please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/ShopDOW/AppsAndLicenses/Pages/totallicensing.aspx

For more information about fishing in Colorado, please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Pages/Fishing.aspx                                                                                              
Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

What: “State of the Fish” meetings

When and Where: Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Granby library, and Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Silverthorne library

Contact: For more information, contact Jon Ewert – 970-724-6214

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more, please visit cpw.state.co.us