CPW Commission to meet in Colorado Springs

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Updated plans for Cheyenne Mountain State Park tops the agenda for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission’s meeting Thursday and Friday in Colorado Springs, the agency announced in a news release.

A full agenda for the meeting — set to start at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd — is available online at http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/Commission/2012/Dec/Agenda.pdf.

The Commissioners on Thursday morning will tour Cheyenne Mountain State Park, which opened in 2006 in cooperation with Great Outdoors Colorado and the City of Colorado Springs, according to the release.

At 3:30 p.m., Park Manager Mitch Martin is scheduled to present the draft 2013 park management plan for Commission consideration. The plan includes future improvements in the park as well as plans for the 1,021-acre "Top of the Mountain" section, the release stated.

Additionally, Thursday's agenda includes a briefing about the need for new fishing regulations at the River's Edge Natural Area Ponds in Loveland. The ponds will open soon to public fishing and are adjacent to the popular Jayhawker Ponds, according to the release.

Commissioners Thursday will also receive an update on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife boating program, the release stated.

The Commission on Friday will convene at 8:30 a.m. to review several big game herd management plans and receive a staff update on the Wetland Habitat Conservation Program, according to CPW.

The Commission is scheduled to adjourn at 11 a.m.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission sets regulations and policies for Colorado's state parks and wildlife programs. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meets monthly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation in its processes.

Members of the public who are unable to attend Parks and Wildlife Commission meetings or workshops can listen to the proceedings online. To access the live audio feed during the meeting, click on the "listen to live audio" link at the bottom of the commission webpage at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/ParksWildlifeCommission/Pages/Commission.aspx.

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