CPW Sportsmen’s Roundtable meeting to be held April 14 in Monte Vista


By Joe Lewandowski

Special to The SUN

All hunters and anglers who are concerned about wildlife and related issues are invited to attend the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Southwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 14, at the Monte Vista Co-op in the San Luis Valley.

The meeting is part of the statewide Sportsmen’s Roundtable process set up by CPW to assure that hunters and anglers statewide can provide input, concerns and discuss issues with leaders of the agency.

During the first hour of the meeting, a presentation about an ongoing elk research project will be given by local wildlife managers. In the South San Juan Mountains, CPW biologists have put radio-telemetry collars on elk to monitor their movements in that area. The study, which will continue for another three years, is yielding valuable information about elk migration patterns.

Attending the meeting will be CPW staff and southwest region representatives of the 24-member statewide roundtable committee. The roundtable members will talk about the work of the statewide group, the issues it is discussing and future plans. Agency staff will also talk about current issues and projects, and take questions from the public.

“The input we get from hunters and anglers is very important for wildlife conservation and management,” said Patt Dorsey, southwest region manager for CPW. “We really want to hear what’s on the minds of sportsmen and sportswomen in southwest Colorado.”

Anyone who is unable to attend, but has specific questions or concerns, can send that information to Joe Lewandowski, southwest region public information officer, at joe.lewandowski@state.co.us, or call him at 375-6708.

The Monte Vista Co-op is located just east of Monte Vista on the north side of U.S. 160.

For more information about the roundtable, go to http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Roundtable.aspx.

For more news and information about CPW, go to http://cpw.state.co.us.