Sitt Nyein Aye / The Chronicle-News

Sitt Nyein Aye / The Chronicle-News

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission will meet virtually Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20. Among agenda items for the meeting are regulations for Fishers Peak State Park.

The commission intends to make final considerations of, “regulations for Fishers Peak State Park necessary to ensure public safety, to protect natural and cultural resources, and for CPW and its partners to continue collecting further cultural and biological data while allowing for some limited trail and public hunter access during the master planning process.”

At the commission’s September meeting the commission adopted emergency rules and related provisions pertaining to Fishers Peak land management and passes, permits and regulations for the new park.

According to meeting materials, “The emergency rules temporarily allowed for park-specific regulations for Fishers Peak State Park necessary to ensure public safety, to protect natural and cultural resources, and for CPW and its partners to continue collecting further cultural and biological data while allowing for some limited trail and public hunter access during the master planning process.

These changes modify slightly and make permanent the emergency rules passed by the commission at its September 2-3, meeting. The park-specific regulations pertain to individual passes, day-use and trail limitations, pets and livestock, raptor nest buffers and limited hunting access for the 2020 season.

This includes regulations requiring a $4 daily pass per person for all visitors sixteen years of age or older entering Fishers Peak State Park, except those entering the park in a motor vehicle with a valid and applicable parks pass or those entering the park with a valid and applicable annual parks pass receipt.”

The meeting will be streamed live via CPW’s YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/coloparkswildlife/live.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday and adjourn at 5 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Friday and adjourn at Noon. The regulations consideration for Fishers Peak is expected to occur at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The public is encouraged to email written comments to the commission at dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us.

Materials for public review for this meeting can be found at https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/CommissionMeeting2020-11.aspx.

The commission will also discuss changes to big game regulations that reconsider the method used to determine the resident/nonresident allocation of licenses in the regular limited license draw and make an annual review of all big game regulations.

Additional scheduled meeting agenda items include:

— Department of Agriculture update

— Department of Natural Resources update

— Financial and capital update

— Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) update

— Wolf Ballot Proposition 114 – next steps

— Awards and recognition

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