In April of 2018, The Rio Blanco County Commissioners signed a resolution in support of wolf management in Colorado. The original resolution encourages wolf management to protect private property, livestock and wildlife resources and encourages the state of Colorado to support wolf delisting. Since the original resolution was passed, many other Colorado counties have signed similar resolutions.
On November 12, 2019 the commissioners passed an updated resolution that includes specific wording opposing any introduction of wolves into Colorado.
“It was important that we updated the resolution to be more specific as to our opposition to any introduction of wolves into Colorado,” stated Gary Moyer.
All three commissioners have been actively involved in meetings and discussions regarding wolf management over the past few years, including meeting with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, discussions through AGNC (Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado), CCI (Colorado Counties, Inc) and speaking directly with Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources and with Governor Jared Polis. The commissioners plan to continue to be involved and vocal in discussions throughout the state and region and will update the public with any new information. To view the entire resolution, please click here.