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Colorado Outdoors - the Podcast for Colorado Parks and Wildlife

34 EpisodesProduced by Colorado Parks & WildlifeWebsite

CPW is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 43 state parks, all of Colorado's 960-plus wildlife species, more than 350 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs from hunting and fishing to the state’s trails pro… read more

34 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

S2E3: 2.3 – Hunter Outreach with Bryan Posthumus - Nov. 15, 2023

November 15th, 2023


CPW Hunter Outreach Coordinator Bryan Posthumus joins the show to discuss the 2023 hunting seasons, CPW's novice hunt program opportunities and how his work fosters the next generation of hunters who help fund CPW's …

S2E2: 2.2 - CPW Director Jeff Davis - Oct. 5, 2023

October 5th, 2023


On May 1, 2023, Jeff Davis was appointed to the position of Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife by Governor Jared Polis. He came to CPW from the …

S2E1: 2.1 - Co-existing with Bears - Aug. 30, 2023

August 30th, 2023


Every year, bears attracted to human food sources damage property, vehicles and even homes. Bears don’t know they’re doing anything wrong. They’re …

S1E31: 1.31 - Keep Colorado Wild Pass - July 11, 2022

July 12th, 2022


Starting on Jan. 1, 2023, Colorado residents can get a $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass during their annual vehicle registration through the Division of …

S1E29: 1.30 - NoCo Places 2050 - May 18, 2022

May 18th, 2022


NoCo PLACES 2050 is a broader effort by eight agencies collaborating on ways to address the challenges of high visitation and a growing population in …

S1E1: 1.29 - Highline Lake State Park - May 16, 2022

May 16th, 2022


No matter the season, Highline Lake State Park is a diverse and welcome retreat. Park Manager Alan Martinez joins us on this podcast to discuss the state park thta is an oasis in the desert. Connected to miles of trails …

S1E28: 1.28 - Rattlesnakes - April 27, 2022

April 27th, 2022


Rattlesnakes have a lot of misconceptions or folklore surrounding them because they are often perceived as mysterious and are generally …

S1E27: 1.27 - Superfund Sites, Gold Mining to Gold Medal Water

April 11th, 2022


Some terms naturally go together like "Colorado Parks and Wildlife" and "world-class fishing."

Few would ever add to that list the term “Superfund …

S1E26: 1.26 - Conserving Winter Range for Wildlife - March 3, 2022

March 3rd, 2022


Winter range is what provides those limited resources that wild animals such as deer, elk, pronghorn and sage grouse rely on to survive the harsh winter months. Ultimately it is the most limited habitat, so these …

S1E25: 1.25 - History and Insight on Eleven Mile Reservoir - March 2, 2022

March 2nd, 2022


Eleven Mile State Park is an expansive high-altitude grassland region of central Colorado. It is a prime location for ice fishing and anglers and …

S1E24: 1.24 - Discussing Human-Bear Conflicts - Feb. 24, 2022

February 24th, 2022


Over the last three years, CPW has received over 14,000 reports of sightings and conflicts with bears. In 2022, CPW will be offering financial resources to communities in an effort to reduce conflicts with bears across …

S1E23: 1.23 - Kokanee Salmon - Dec. 21, 2021

December 21st, 2021


Aquatic biologists Jim White and Dan Brauch join us for a podcast episode discussing kokanee salmon in Colorado. They provide a history of the tasty …

S1E22: 1.22 - Rescuing the Hayden Creek Cutthroat Trout - Dec. 13, 2021

December 13th, 2021


Cutthroat trout with unique genetics, rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists from the Hayden Pass Fire in 2016 - is the story of …

S1E21: 1.21 - Discovering Sweetwater Lake, Colorado's 43rd State Park - Oct. 22, 2021

October 22nd, 2021


In a first of its kind partnership in Colorado to create a state park on U.S. Forest Service land, it was recently announced that Sweetwater Lake …

S1E20: 1.20 - Wildlife Mitigation System along the I-25 South GAP Project - Oct. 20, 2021

October 20th, 2021


The wildlife mitigation system is a major safety improvement element of the I-25 South Gap project, which spans 18 miles and connects Colorado’s two …

S1E19: 1.19 - Spanish Peaks Habitat Work and Forest Restoration - Aug. 30, 2021

August 30th, 2021


Besides managing wildlife, overseeing hunting and fishing and providing recreational opportunities in 42 state parks and 350 state wildlife areas, …

S1E18: 1.18 - Explaining Algae & E. Coli in our Lakes and Reservoirs - July 23, 2021

July 23rd, 2021


In this episode of Colorado Outdoors we explain how we test for and respond to algae blooms and the presence of E. coli - both of which naturally …

S1E17: 1.17 - Bald Eagles of Colorado - July 12, 2021

July 12th, 2021


Colorado Parks and Wildlife along with numerous project partners have embarked on a four-year study to help better understand current population …

S1E16: 1.16 - The Career Of A Storyteller - June 9, 2021

June 9th, 2021


Joe Lewandowski spent 16 years as a public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife out of its Durango office. He recently retired, but …

S1E15: 1.15 - Why Not To Feed Wildlife - May 21, 2021

May 21st, 2021


Don't feed wildlife, that is a statement we preach 365 days a year. We want our wildlife to be wild, these animals are not pets. We are all for people caring for wildlife and wanting to do something to help, but what …

S1E14: 1.14 - Hunting Colorado - April 30, 2021

April 30th, 2021


In an effort to aid hunters in being as knowledgeable as they possibly can before heading out into the field, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has …

S1E13: 1.13 - CPW's K9 Program - April 26, 2021

April 26th, 2021


CPW has a K9 pilot program it initiated to see how these trained dogs can aid wildlife officers in accomplishing their work duties. All three dogs in …

S1E12: 1.12 - Boating Safety - April 8, 2021

April 8th, 2021


With the warmer weather as spring rolls around, our lakes and rivers start opening up to many and varied water recreation opportunities. In this …

S1E11: 1.11 - Hunter & Angler Outreach - March 11, 2021

March 11th, 2021


Looking to learn to hunt or fish? We have hunting and angling outreach programs that offer clinics, seminars, advice, in-field experiences and educational materials for people of all ages. We explore those opportunities …

S1E10: 1.10 - Moose, a reintroduction success story - March 1, 2021

March 1st, 2021


In this episode we discuss moose - a reintroduction success story in the Centennial State - and what you need to know if you ever come across a moose in the Rockies.

Historical records dating back to the 1850s indicate …

S1E9: 1.9 - Mountain Lions of Colorado - Feb. 21, 2021

February 22nd, 2021


Mountain lions are a fascinating yet elusive animal, but when they do pop on the radar they make for big headlines. Thanks to sound management practices implemented over the years, mountain lions are doing quite well in …

S1E8: 1.8 - Chronic Wasting Disease - Feb. 17, 2020

February 17th, 2021


Many of us have general knowledge of Chronic Wasting Disease. We know it is something that deer get and it is not good for them, but that is about where our knowledge ends. Let's find out more about CWD - its history, …

S1E7: 1.7 - Ptarmigan Research in Colorado - Jan. 25, 2021

January 25th, 2021


Amy Seglund is a species conservation coordinator based in Montrose who focuses on species that live in Colorado’s Alpine environment. She’s worked …

S1E6: 1.6 - Backcountry Winter Safety - Jan. 21, 2021

January 21st, 2021


In this episode discusses how to get in front of backcountry danger in the winter. 

Outdoor agencies across Colorado have seen an increase in park …

S1E5: 1.5 - Staunton State Park - Dec. 23, 2020

December 23rd, 2020


On this episode we will feature Staunton State Park, the second-newest park in the state system, which opened back in May of 2013. Park Manager Zach Taylor tells us about Staunton's myriad of outdoor recreation …

S1E4: 1.4 - Revisiting the lynx reintroduction in Colorado - Dec. 11, 2020

December 16th, 2020


We flash back 20 years ago and discuss Colorado's efforts to reintroduce the Canada lynx in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. We'll talk …

S1E3: 1.3 - Wildfire impacts on wildlife - Nov. 6, 2020

November 6th, 2020


2020 has seen the two largest wildfires in Colorado history and over 600,000 acres have burned across the Centennial State. Along with many of the …

S1E2: 1.2 - Fishers Peak State Park - Oct. 28, 2020

October 28th, 2020


Fishers Peak is a new 19,200-acre state park in southern Colorado by Trinidad that connects grasslands to the east with foothills and mountains to …

S1E1: 1.1 - Director Dan Prenzlow - State of the Union on Colorado's Outdoors - Oct. 22, 2020

October 22nd, 2020


On this introductory episode of CPW's podcast - Colorado Outdoors - we go in-depth with Director Dan Prenzlow on conservation and balancing that with …

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