Coloradans have voted to pass Proposition #114 – The Restoration of Gray Wolves.
The passage of Proposition 114 marks the first time in U.S. history that voters ― not land managers ― have directed the reintroduction of a species.
Coloradans have voted to pass Proposition #114- The Restoration of Gray Wolves. With this decision, the planning process for reintroduction will begin.— Colorado Parks and Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) November 6, 2020
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CPW is now responsible to lay out and implement a program by the end of 2023.
The first wolves are set for release in the mountainous western half of the state in 2023.
The Parks and Wildlife Commission will also be responsible to fairly compensate ranchers for any livestock lost to predation.
Colorado’s last native gray wolf was killed sometime between 1943 and 1945 in a remote southern corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains.