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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.
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Thursday, October 21, 2021
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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

Conserving land for wildlife: public and private partners "bank” on northern Colorado's fragile ecosystem

Monday, August 30, 2021
Conservation Investment Management, Colorado Open Lands, and the Colorado State Land Board today announced the Table Top Conservation Bank, a new partnership to leverage private funds to help an important species in decline. The partnership will conserve and enhance over two hundred acres of habitat on Colorado state trust land for the Federally Threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse in Larimer County. This is the first-ever commercial conservation bank in Colorado that will sell credits to offset negative impacts to Preble’s meadow jumping mouse habitat across a broad area.

Work Group Submits Anti-Speculation Law Report to Water Resources Review Committee

Friday, August 13, 2021
Department of Natural Resources delivered the Work Group’s Anti-Speculation Law Report to the members of the Water Resources Review Committee today. The report, titled SB 20-048 - Report of the Work Group to Explore Ways to Strengthen Current Water Anti-Speculation Law, is the culmination of the Work Group’s efforts to fulfill the provisions of SB20-048.

Department of Natural Resources Seeking Applications for Colorado Forest Health Council

Friday, July 30, 2021
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants to serve on the Colorado Forest Health Council (Council), 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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