Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications for a two-year membership to the statewide Colorado Sportsmen’s Roundtable. The application period is open from through Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

CPW aims to maintain a diverse membership on the Roundtable. Currently, it is looking to fill six positions located across all regions of the state.

Responsibilities of members include:

Participating in an in-person meeting twice a year at meeting locations that rotate around the state. Travel to meetings is at the member’s expense.

Participating in conference calls every two to three months.

Sharing information and ideas with Roundtable members and senior CPW staff on pressing issues.

Sharing your contact information on the CPW Roundtable webpage and being available to sportsmen around the state to share and discuss information pertinent to the Roundtable.

The two-year term runs from August 2019 through July 2021.

Volunteering for the Sportsmen’s Roundtable is a great opportunity to share information with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on recreation and management issues that are relevant to hunters, anglers, and trappers. Be an integral part of the conversation!

How to Apply:

Fill out the application available online and linked from the CPW Sportsmen’s Roundtable webpage (cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Roundtable.aspx) by the deadline (printed version available upon request). CPW staff will make selections and notify you about whether or not you are selected. For more information about the process, please contact Jody Kennedy at (303) 866-3203 x 4671 or jody.kennedy@state.co.us.

Background on the Colorado Sportsmen’s Roundtable:

Hunters and anglers are vitally important to Colorado Parks and Wildlife and to the successful management of Colorado’s wildlife. Sportsmen are directly affected by the agency’s fish and wildlife management decisions and provide much of the funding for wildlife conservation in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages effective channels for consulting with the state’s hunters and anglers through the Sportsmen’s Roundtable and Regional Sportsmen’s Caucuses.

The Sportsmen’s Roundtable is a statewide panel comprised of 16 or more statewide members appointed by CPW and at least two delegates from each of four Sportsmen’s Regional Caucuses. The statewide Roundtable meets in person twice a year to help the agency by sharing information, discussing important topics and identifying emerging issues. Four Regional Sportsmen’s Caucuses also hold meetings twice a year. Caucus meetings are open to all local hunters and anglers to discuss regional issues. Caucus delegates then share this information with the statewide Roundtable. Caucus delegates are selected through a separate process determined by sportsmen who participate in the Regional Caucus meetings.

The Colorado Sportsmen’s Roundtable is made up of individual members who represent a broad range of interests related to hunting, fishing and trapping in Colorado. These interests include, but are not limited to, small and big game hunting, sport fishing, outfitting and other sportsmen-dependent businesses. For more information about the Sportsmen’s Roundtable, Regional Sportsmen’s Caucuses and the members of both groups, visit CPW’s website.

“A recent poll from Colorado College shows that over 70% of Coloradans say the ability to enjoy public lands is a significant reason why they live in the West,” said Jennifer Anderson, education, partnerships and volunteer manager at CPW. “Our public lands give us the opportunity for fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and so much more; Colorado Public Lands Day gives all of us a chance to show our support for these places we love.”

Colorado was the first state in the nation to establish its own public lands day in 2016. The holiday is recognized annually on the third Saturday of May, and celebrates the significant contributions that national, state, and local public lands within Colorado make to wildlife, outdoor recreation, the economy, and to Coloradans’ quality of life.

State park events are being held for Colorado Public Lands Dayomclude Arkansas Headwaters: 28th Annual Clean Up/Green Up.

In addition to state park events, many additional local and federal agency events and volunteer opportunities are posted at copubliclandsday.com. Use #COPublicLandsDay and #KeepItPublic to post or follow Saturday’s activities on social media. For more information on Colorado Public Lands day, visit cpw.state.co.us.

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