Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants input and comments for fish management in regional waters and will conduct two "State of the Fish" meetings to allow citizens to ask questions and provide suggestions about management of these fisheries.
The first meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Granby Library, followed by a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Silverthorne Library.
"In addition to science and biology, we rely on the public's input for our wildlife management decisions and strategies," said Jon Ewert, aquatic Biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Hot Sulphur Springs. "We want to make decisions the public will support, so we encourage everyone to come out and tell us what they think."
Ewert says the meeting will function as a "data workshop," which he describes as being effective in encouraging discussion and interaction between the agency and sportsmen.
"Anglers will have the opportunity to call out a body of water and then I will provide data, stocking records and future plans about that fishery, followed by an open discussion," said Ewert.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public that fishing licenses go on sale March 13 and are valid for one year - April 1 through March 31 of the following year.
Licenses can be purchased at any CPW office, license agent, by phone or online. To purchase a license online, visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/ShopDOW/AppsAndLicenses/Pages/totallicensing.aspx