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The Colorado Department of Natural Resources’ mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.
Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board
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Thursday, October 21, 2021
8 AM - 11 AM
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Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board


In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) main office building at 1313 Sherman will remain closed to the public until further notice.  The DNR and its divisions are open for business through phone, online transactions and email to serve the people of Colorado.  All State Parks including most visitor centers remain open and most transactions for fees, passes, licenses can be done on-line via the Buy and Apply link at   
Most regional DNR offices are open with limited staff, it is recommended that you call ahead before making a trip.  You can find division offices locations and contact information by selecting the Division Link on the main Department of Natural Resources webpage.


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Latest News

CO Division of Water Resources Announces Public Meetings on Yampa, White, and North Platte River Basins Measurement Rules Rulemaking

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) is announcing a series of public meetings to present information and gather input on DWR’s upcoming Measurement Rules Rulemaking in Division 6 (North Central and Northwest Colorado for the Yampa, White, and North Platte River basins.) The purpose of the rulemaking is to develop consistent, stakeholder-driven standards for the implementation of DWR’s statutory authority for requiring measuring devices for water diversion and storage and reporting of records.

Governor Polis, DNR & CDOT Release Big Game Policy Report

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Governor Polis, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the Department of Transportation (CDOT), released a report today detailing options to further protect Colorado’s wildlife habitat and wildlife corridors, and improve conditions for Colorado’s iconic big game species.

Governor Polis Appoints members of Colorado Forest Health Council

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Governor Jared Polis and Dan Gibbs, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources announced the appointed members of the Colorado Forest Health Council today. The Council is a volunteer stakeholder body whose role is to provide a collaborative forum to advise the Governor, through the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources, and the Colorado General Assembly, on issues, opportunities, and threats to Colorado’s forests.

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